03:06 PM EDT 05/29/2015
Heroes Among Us
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.
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.
Originally posted 04/16/2015 12:30PM
Cory Hahn was California's Mr. Baseball.
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.
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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