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WATCH: The Burrito Boyz Bring 'Nutrition, Hope and Dignity' to San Diego's Homeless

Originally posted 06/30/2016 02:35PM

Every Sunday at 5 a.m., Michael Johnson wakes up, heads to a pizza kitchen, and leads a group of volunteers in making hundreds of egg, cheese and potato burritos for the homeless.

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Meet the Man Who Has Helped 2,100 Families (and Counting!) Afford Adoption: 'Every Child Deserves a Family'

Originally posted 06/30/2016 12:40PM

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Couple Inspired to Open Orphanages in India After Losing Their Daughter: 'We Were Going to Be Better Through the Pain'

Originally posted 06/23/2016 04:45PM

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23-Year-Old New York Woman Inspired by Her Own Debilitating Disease Helps Thousands of Sick Children: 'It's the Most Rewarding Thing'

Originally posted 06/16/2016 04:00PM

  Ashley Wade was lying in her hospital bed at Christmas time several years ago, in horrible pain from crippling Crohn's disease and feeling very alone.

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Inside Hockey Icon Wayne Gretzky's Inspiring Friendship with a Man with Down Syndrome: They've 'Always Gotten Along Like Peas and Carrots,' Says Brother

Originally posted 06/09/2016 09:40AM

In 1981, when then-20-year-old hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky first met Joey Moss – the brother of Wayne's girlfriend at the time – he had no idea where it would lead.

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Grieving Texas Man Carried Wife's Lifeless Body Through Flood Waters: 'She Was My Whole Life'

Grieving Texas Man Carried Wife's Lifeless Body Through Flood Waters: 'She Was My Whole Life'

Originally posted 06/02/2016 12:20PM

The husband of a Texas flood victim carried his wife's lifeless body through a mile of sunken terrain to save it from being washed away in murky floodwaters on Monday.

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UpdatePosted 05/30/2016 12:15PM

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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