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Sherry Albright Brightens Students' Days at Trine University

Originally posted 06/18/2015 10:35AM

For almost 13 years, Sherry Albright has cheerfully scrubbed the bathrooms, vacuumed the floors and emptied the trash bins at Trine University in Angola, Indiana, all while reminding homesick students that they are not alone.

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School Nurse Mary Colver Improves the Health of Her Students Through Dance

Originally posted 06/11/2015 10:35AM

When Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" starts to play throughout the halls and classrooms of Little Fort Elementary School in Waukegan, Illinois, the children (and adults) know exactly what to do: dance!

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Staci Columbo Alonso Starts Shelter for Domestic Violence Survivors' Pets

Originally posted 06/04/2015 10:55AM

Six years ago, Trish Steffen grabbed her two dogs and her cat and fled an abusive relationship. She planned to live in her car in Las Vegas instead of giving up her pets to stay with friends or move into a homeless shelter.

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Kimberly Felshaw Hosts Incredible Baby Showers for Deserving Military Families

Originally posted 05/28/2015 11:30AM

In 2005, Kimberly Felshaw lost her three-week-old daughter to Trisomy 13, a chromosomal defect that severely affects the mind and body. The community of South Shores Church in Monarch Beach, California, was there to support the military wife – from hosting her baby shower to planning her baby's memorial service.

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Mick Polly Gives Away 622 Bikes to Kids in Struggling Coal-Mining Community

Originally posted 05/21/2015 11:25AM

Mick Polly was in the garage outside his home in the small coal-mining community of Whitesburg, Kentucky, when a young neighbor boy with bike trouble stopped and asked him for help to repair a chain that had slipped off its gears.

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Homecoming King Brandon Gruber Takes Underprivileged Teens to Prom

Originally posted 05/14/2015 11:00AM

Brandon Gruber's story could have ended with the bullied senior with Down syndrome being crowned homecoming king last fall, but that was just the beginning. In less than a year, Gruber has taught his high school classmates that he's much more than his diagnosis.

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Jodi O'Donnell-Ames Helps Children Who Have Parents Battling ALS

Originally posted 05/07/2015 11:00AM

In 1995, Jodi O'Donnell-Ames' husband Kevin O'Donnell, then 30, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Her first thought was how to share the news with their 2-year-old daughter Alina.

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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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