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The Inspiring Reason This Fighter Pilot Honors Memorial Day All Year Long

Originally posted 05/26/2016 11:10AM

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Two Scientists Vow to Find a Cure for Their Son's Rare and Fatal Disease: 'I'm Proud of the Work My Parents Are Doing,' Says Teen

Originally posted 05/24/2016 02:45PM

When Valerie Pappas Llauro's 5-year-old son Alexander was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a rare and fatal form of the genetic illness that primarily affects boys – doctors said her son's only treatment options were "steroids and hope."

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California Cross-Country Coach Returns to His Gang-Ridden Neighborhood to Give Kids a Running Start on Life: 'They're Capable of More'

Originally posted 04/28/2016 12:25PM

  Growing up in San Fernando, California, Jesus Bruno never expected to go to college. Between working three jobs and helping to raise his two younger brothers, just finishing high school was looking like a long shot.

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8-Year-Old Girl Makes Beaded Crosses for America's First Responders: 'I Want to Protect Our Police and Firefighters'

Originally posted 04/21/2016 03:10PM

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Grieving New Jersey Mom Fights to Prevent Traffic Deaths After 23-Year-Old Daughter Is Fatally Struck by N.Y.C. Bus

Originally posted 04/07/2016 01:50PM

On January 31, 2013, Judy Kottick's 23-year-old daughter, Ella, was killed by a bus as she crossed a New York City street. In the months following her daughter’s tragic death, the devastated New Jersey mom felt very much alone.

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Former Race Car Driver Who Lost Two Young Sons in Horrific Crash Saves Other Teens with Safe Driving Class

Originally posted 03/24/2016 12:30PM

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How a Once-Bullied Student Created a Network to Feed Thousands: 'We Want to Get Wasted Food to People Who Need It'

Originally posted 03/17/2016 10:55AM

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