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Heroes Among Us: Tennessee Man Helps Deliver Recycled Flowers to 60,000 Hospital Patients

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Larsen Jay's Nonprofit Has Delivered Recycled Flowers to 60,000 Hospital Patients

Originally posted 01/15/2015 12:50PM

No one ever sent Larsen Jay flowers before he fell off a ladder and ended up in the hospital. Some 22 days later, when he finished his hospital stay, he had more than 50 bouquets – and an idea that would launch more than 60,000 smiles.

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Heroes Among Us: Jaspen Boothe Finds Homes for Female Veterans

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Heroes Among Us: Jaspen Boothe Finds Homes for Female Veterans

Originally posted 01/08/2015 12:45PM

Army Reservist Jaspen Boothe was deep into training for deployment to Iraq in August 2005. In the reserves for 13 years, she had given up her home in New Orleans and placed her belongings in storage.

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Heroes Among Us: Watch Guitarist Josh Rifkind Bring Joy to Kids at Children's Hospitals

Guitarist Josh Rifkind Cheers Up Thousands of Sick Kids with His Hospital Concerts

Originally posted 01/01/2015 06:50PM

Like many musicians, Josh Rifkind spent much of last year on tour.

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Heroes Among Us: Jim Hukill, a Quadriplegic, Helps Others Give Back

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Jim Hukill, a Quadriplegic, Helps Others with Disabilities Give Back

Originally posted 12/25/2014 06:00PM

As a young adult, traveling the country as a motivational speaker and musician, Jim Hukill drew satisfaction from knowing he was giving back. That was important to Hukill, whose muscular dystrophy had left him a quadriplegic, and who felt grateful for public services and community support he had received all his life.

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PEOPLE Magazine Awards: Nora Sandigo Wins Hero of the Year

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PEOPLE Magazine Awards: Nora Sandigo Wins Hero of the Year

Originally posted 12/18/2014 10:45PM

Nora Sandigo, whose work has a real impact on the lives of families across the nation, was named Hero of the Year at the PEOPLE Magazine Awards on Thursday.

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Heroes Among Us: A Mom Teaches Kids with Diabetes How to Stay Healthy

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Heroes Among Us: Aracely Basurto Teaches Kids with Diabetes How to Stay Healthy

Originally posted 12/18/2014 11:55AM

Aracely Basurto was a working mother of three in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 1993 when she noticed something seemed wrong with her daughter Andrea, then nearly two years old. Out of nowhere, the toddler was losing weight, urinating frequently and drinking ravenously from water bottles she pulled from the fridge.

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Heroes Among Us: How Gabe Sonnier Went from Being a Janitor to School Principal

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How a Louisiana Man Went from Being a School Janitor to School Principal

Originally posted 12/11/2014 03:10PM

When Laci Polotzola walked the halls as a student at Port Barre Elementary in Port Barre, Louisiana, she'd often wave at the jovial janitor, Joseph "Gabe" Sonnier.

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Heroes Among Us: The Most Moving Stories of 2014

Heroes Among Us: The Most Moving Stories of 2014

Originally posted 11/21/2014 12:10PM

Helping the homeless, supporting cancer patients and aiding animals – meet the incredible people whose stories touched us all

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Meet the 'SoupMan' Who Has Served Up One Million-Plus Meals to Dallas's Hungry

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'SoupMan' David Timothy Has Provided More Than a Million Meals to Dallas's Hungry

Originally posted 12/04/2014 07:00PM

Every weekday at lunch time, a white van pulls up in a nondescript parking lot in south Dallas.

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Meet the Nebraska Family Who Adopted Eight Brothers

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Nebraska Family Adopts Eight Brothers

Originally posted 11/27/2014 03:30PM

It all began with a phone call that would forever change the lives of one Nebraska couple – and eight brothers who needed a loving home.

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