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Vickie Walker, Whose Husband Was Murdered, Gives 'Cans of Comfort' to Other Violent-Crime Victims

Originally posted 04/30/2015 02:40PM

It was just another father-and-son outing for Jeff Walker and his 16-year-old son A.J.

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Heroes Among Us: Missouri Woman Runs a Store Where Everything Is Free for Needy Families

Originally posted 04/23/2015 03:30PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4191573876001" "" "" "auto"] In September 2012, Andrea Berdine was standing in a resale shop checkout line in her hometown of Hollister, Missouri, when she witnessed an exchange that brought her to tears.

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UpdatePosted 04/23/2015 11:00AM

Meet the Former Baseball Star Who Turned His Personal Tragedy into a Personal Triumph

Originally posted 04/16/2015 12:30PM

Cory Hahn was California's Mr. Baseball.

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Les Mahler Helps Kids with Cancer

Originally posted 04/16/2015 11:10AM

In 2007, Les Maher's doctor gave him devastating news.

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Brooke Thomas Gives Away 1,000 Lunches a Week to Needy Kids

Originally posted 04/09/2015 09:15AM

Brooke Thomas remembers being just seven while going through the lunch line at Centennial Elementary School in Dade City, Florida, and catching her friends staring at her full tray.

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Heroes Among Us: Los Angeles Non-Profit Gives Homeless People Jobs

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Chrysalis Gives 'A Hand Up, Not Hand Outs' to L.A.'s Struggling Homeless Population

Originally posted 04/02/2015 06:50PM

Darius Coffey realizes it sounds a bit odd, but when he arrived at Chrysalis – a non-profit agency in Los Angeles's Skid Row that helps the homeless find jobs – fresh from a stint in prison, all he wanted to do was ring the bell in the front lobby.

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Heroes Among Us: After a Tragic Loss, Man Gives Sick Kids the Gift of Music

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After a Tragic Loss, Corey Bergman Gives Sick Kids the Gift of Music

Originally posted 03/27/2015 07:45PM

Corey Bergman's son, Jared, was 20 years old, a college student who dabbled in drums and keyboard and was a fan of the Dave Matthews Band, when he died from a viral infection on March 26, 2010.

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Heroes Among Us: A Couple's Tragic Loss – and a Mission to Save Young Lives

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After Losing Their Infant Son, Phyllis and Darren Sudman Provide Free Heart Screenings for Kids

Originally posted 03/25/2015 03:50PM

It used to be that every little boy Phyllis Sudman would see in the park would remind her of Simon, the chubby-cheeked 3-month-old who never woke up from his nap one terrible afternoon 10 years ago.

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Heroes Among Us: Utah Woman Started a Cheerleading Squad for Special Needs Kids

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Morgan Brian Helps Special Needs Kids Become Cheerleaders

Originally posted 03/19/2015 11:15AM

As a high school cheerleader, Morgan Brian often stopped by her mom Kim Brian's special needs classroom at Cyprus High School in Magna, Utah, to have lunch with her and interact with students who had learning disorders or Down syndrome.

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Heroes Among Us: California Couple Finds Temporary Homes for the Dogs of Deployed Military

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Shawn and Alisa Johnson Find Homes for Dogs While Their Owners are Deployed

Originally posted 03/12/2015 05:30PM

Instead of being forced to relinquish their pets, active members of the military now have a place to house their pets during deployment: Dogs on Deployment.

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