09:39 AM EDT 07/03/2015
Heroes Among Us
Originally posted 07/02/2015 10:35AM
Austin Atteberry has dedicated his life to helping kids heal through musical expression – and it all started with a girl.
Originally posted 06/25/2015 10:45AM
Seventeen-year-old Brittany Amano knows what it's like to go hungry.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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