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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: 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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Heroes Among Us: Texas Janitor Has Helped Hundreds of Teens at His High School

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Charles Clark Has Mentored Hundreds of Teens at His Texas High School

Originally posted 02/12/2015 08:35PM

Twenty-six years ago, Charles Clark took a custodial job at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas, thinking it would be a temporary stop until he found something better.

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Heroes Among Us: Pittsburgh Man with ALS Has Raised $1.3 Million to Help Fight the Disease

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Neil Alexander Raised $1.3 Million to Help Fight ALS – and Now Has a Research Center Named After His Foundation

Originally posted 02/05/2015 02:45PM

Neil Alexander was just 46 years old when he got the devastating news.

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Heroes Among Us: Twin Sisters Inspire Hope for Those with Epilepsy

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Twin Sisters Hailey and Olivia Scheinman Inspire Hope for Those with Epilepsy

Originally posted 01/29/2015 05:10PM

Hailey and Olivia Scheinman of Clearwater, Florida, have always shared a special bond as twins. But their lives, from their very first breaths when they were born 10 years ago, could not be more different.

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Heroes Among Us: Grandmother Saves Man from Fiery Car Wreck

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Heroes Among Us: Grandmother Saves Man from Fiery Car Wreck

Originally posted 01/21/2015 03:00PM

Seventy-year-old Rosemary Carrea was working at the customer service desk near the front of the SuperTarget in Mooresville, North Carolina, when she heard a commotion in the store parking lot. A van was on fire, flames shooting into the air.

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