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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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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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