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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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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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