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Heroes Among Us: North Carolina Brothers Rock to Raise Money for Veterans

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Band of Brothers: Young Guitarists CJ and Max Teas Rock to Help Veterans

Originally posted 03/05/2015 04:45PM

Like most boys their age, brothers CJ and Max Teas spend their days shuttling from middle school to baseball practice. But it's the end of the day when they work the hardest.

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Heroes Among Us: Texas First Grade Teacher Will Donate a Kidney to Her Student on March 19

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Teacher Lindsey Painter Will Donate a Kidney to One of Her First-Grade Students

Originally posted 02/26/2015 03:30PM

Last December, Lisa Parker emailed her triplets' first-grade teacher to let her know the boys would be missing school.

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Heroes Among Us: Former Soldier and Interpreter Help Afghan Interpreters Who Come to the U.S.

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Matt Zeller and Janis Shinwari Saved Each Other's Lives – and Now Help Others

Originally posted 02/19/2015 04:00PM

Pinned in a foxhole and low on bullets, CIA intelligence analyst Matthew Zeller thought that April 28, 2008, was his day to die.

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Heroes Among Us: Texas Janitor Has Helped Hundreds of Teens at His High School

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Charles Clark Has Mentored Hundreds of Teens at His Texas High School

Originally posted 02/12/2015 08:35PM

Twenty-six years ago, Charles Clark took a custodial job at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas, thinking it would be a temporary stop until he found something better.

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Heroes Among Us: Pittsburgh Man with ALS Has Raised $1.3 Million to Help Fight the Disease

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Neil Alexander Raised $1.3 Million to Help Fight ALS – and Now Has a Research Center Named After His Foundation

Originally posted 02/05/2015 02:45PM

Neil Alexander was just 46 years old when he got the devastating news.

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Heroes Among Us: Twin Sisters Inspire Hope for Those with Epilepsy

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Twin Sisters Hailey and Olivia Scheinman Inspire Hope for Those with Epilepsy

Originally posted 01/29/2015 05:10PM

Hailey and Olivia Scheinman of Clearwater, Florida, have always shared a special bond as twins. But their lives, from their very first breaths when they were born 10 years ago, could not be more different.

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Heroes Among Us: High School Teacher Saves Her Husband's Life with Help from Her Students

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Kayla Losh – and Her Students – Saved Her Husband's Life

Originally posted 01/22/2015 05:40PM

In August 2012, Kayla Jones had no idea her college sweetheart, Matt Losh, then just 22, was about to propose. They were staying at his grandfather's cabin in West Virginia when Matt suddenly got very sick.

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Heroes Among Us: Grandmother Saves Man from Fiery Car Wreck

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Heroes Among Us: Grandmother Saves Man from Fiery Car Wreck

Originally posted 01/21/2015 03:00PM

Seventy-year-old Rosemary Carrea was working at the customer service desk near the front of the SuperTarget in Mooresville, North Carolina, when she heard a commotion in the store parking lot. A van was on fire, flames shooting into the air.

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Heroes Among Us: Tennessee Man Helps Deliver Recycled Flowers to 60,000 Hospital Patients

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Larsen Jay's Nonprofit Has Delivered Recycled Flowers to 60,000 Hospital Patients

Originally posted 01/15/2015 12:50PM

No one ever sent Larsen Jay flowers before he fell off a ladder and ended up in the hospital. Some 22 days later, when he finished his hospital stay, he had more than 50 bouquets – and an idea that would launch more than 60,000 smiles.

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Heroes Among Us: Jaspen Boothe Finds Homes for Female Veterans

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Heroes Among Us: Jaspen Boothe Finds Homes for Female Veterans

Originally posted 01/08/2015 12:45PM

Army Reservist Jaspen Boothe was deep into training for deployment to Iraq in August 2005. In the reserves for 13 years, she had given up her home in New Orleans and placed her belongings in storage.

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