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Heroes Among Us: Woman Creates a Home Away from Home for Sick Children

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Kathy Russell Gives Sick Kids a Home Away from Home

Originally posted 10/16/2014 02:45PM

When Kathy Russell was a young hospital administrator, she saw something she didn't like.

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Heroes Among Us: Man with Cystic Fibrosis Runs Marathons 'Because I Can'

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Man with Cystic Fibrosis Runs Marathons to Raise Money for the Cause

Originally posted 10/09/2014 02:30PM

Steve Bell loves marathons.

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Heroes Among Us: Washington Couple Feeds the Homeless – Under a Bridge!

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Heroes Among Us: Mike and Jessica Kovac Serve Meals to the Homeless – Under a Bridge!

Originally posted 10/02/2014 04:00PM

Eight years ago, high school sweethearts Mike and Jessica Kovac were on the verge of divorcing after 17 years of financial hardship, medical problems and dealing with personal issues from adultery to alcoholism.

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Heroes Among Us: Arkansas Woman Fights for Justice for Her Brother – And Wins!

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Valerie Wood-Harber Got Justice for Her Brother – and Other Disabled Kids

Originally posted 09/25/2014 03:45PM

Valerie Wood-Harber remembers the phone call like it was yesterday.

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Mayors Across the Country Fill Backpacks with Food for Hungry Children

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Mayors in 55 Cities Fill Backpacks with Food for Hungry Children

Originally posted 09/19/2014 06:15PM

Thousands of students across the country this weekend will bring home backpacks filled not just with textbooks, but with plenty of food to carry them through to Monday.

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Heroes Among Us: Meet the 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Cheering Up Other Sick Kids

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Battling Cancer, Noah Wilson, 6, Collects Superhero Bandages for Sick Kids

Originally posted 09/18/2014 07:45PM

When 6-year-old Noah Wilson was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in April, his parents knew the way to bring a smile to his face: superhero bandages.

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Heroes Among Us: Chicago Firefighter Turns Rescue Trucks into Traveling Memorials

Chris Gantz and Fellow Firefighters Turn 9/11 Fire Rescue Trucks into Traveling Memorials

Originally posted 09/11/2014 02:55PM

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Larry Sullivan, a firefighter with New York City's Rescue 5 in Staten Island, was not on duty.

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Heroes Among Us: How a Displaced Teen's College Dream Came True

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Homeless to Howard: A Displaced Teen's College Dream Comes True

Originally posted 09/04/2014 02:20PM

Growing up poor in Los Angeles, James Ward once lived in a shelter with his mom and two siblings for five months. But he never let go of his dream of going to a top college.

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Heroes Among Us: Michigan Firefighters 'Adopt' Mentally Challenged Man

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Michigan Firefighters 'Adopt' Mentally Challenged Man

Originally posted 08/28/2014 05:50PM

Tony Tumminello has been fascinated by fire engines since he first stopped by his neighborhood fire station in Lansing, Michigan, in 1953 at age 13.

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Heroes Among Us: Illinois Woman Gets Companies to Use Special-Needs Models in Ads

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Katie Driscoll is Changing the Face of Advertising – with Special-Needs Models

Originally posted 08/21/2014 06:00PM

Katie Driscoll calls it a campaign – but others might call it a crusade.

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