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Heroes Among Us: Army Major Brings Boy Scouts to Afghan Kids

Heroes Among Us

Army Major Creates Boy Scout Troops for Children in Afghanistan

Originally posted 07/31/2014 05:45PM

Arriving in Afghanistan in 2010, U.S. Army Maj. Glenn Battschinger, homesick for his two Eagle Scout sons, knew right away how to make a difference.

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Heroes Among Us: Georgia Teens Help the Homeless – with Flip-Flops!

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Flip Flop Drop Provides Shower Shoes to the Homeless in Georgia

Originally posted 07/24/2014 02:50PM

Most high school students kick off their shoes and laze poolside during the summer. But not these six Georgia teens – they celebrated the break by volunteering to improve their community.

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Heroes Among Us: How One Woman's Hospital Gowns Are Changing Everything for Patients

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Brenda Jones Create Unique Hospital Gowns for Ailing Women

Originally posted 07/17/2014 01:45PM

When Brenda Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she used her experience to create what she calls her "Vera Wang moment."

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Heroes Among Us: Phoenix Family Drives Cross-Country Helping Those in Need

Heroes Among Us

Family of Eight Travels Cross-Country Helping Others

Originally posted 07/10/2014 06:45PM

Most families spend their summer vacation at the beach – not traveling across the country to help families in need.

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Fast Food Employees Stunned by $100 Tips (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/07/2014 12:45PM

The people who work at fast food restaurants put up with a lot, and you might think it would be hard to surprise them. The guys at dating advice site Simple Pickup, however, found a way: handing those workers five $20 bills as a thanks for effort that usually goes unrecognized.

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Chicago Group Fights Growing Street Violence with Yoga Classes

Chicago Group Fights Growing Street Violence with Yoga Classes

Originally posted 07/05/2014 10:45AM

With their brightly colored mats spread along a sidewalk, Tameka Lawson's yoga students try to follow her instructions: concentrate on their breathing and focus on the beauty of their surroundings.

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Heroes Among Us: Couple Campaigns to End Drunk Driving in Honor of Their Son

Heroes Among Us

Bill & Muriel Elliott Help Crack Down on Drunk Drivers to Honor Their Son

Originally posted 07/03/2014 04:45PM

The knock on the door that changed Bill and Muriel Elliott's life forever came at 4 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2000.

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Australian Woman's Magazine Honors Burn Victim Turia Pitt on Cover

Australian Woman's Magazine Honors Burn Victim Turia Pitt on Cover

Originally posted 06/26/2014 07:45PM

From first glance, it's clear that Australia's Turia Pitt is not your typical magazine cover star.

The 26-year-old mining engineer was running an ultra marathon in 2011 when she was caught in an out-of-control bush fire that left her with burns over 64 percent of her body. Pitt lost all the digits on her right hand and spent almost six months in the hospital.

Three other runners were also injured in the blaze.

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Heroes Among Us: Boy Sells Lemonade to Buy Wheelchairs for Hundreds

Heroes Among Us

Zack Francom Sells Lemonade to Buy Wheelchairs for Those Who Need Them

Originally posted 06/26/2014 01:00PM

When life gives you lemons, you can do much more than make lemonade, says Zack Francom.

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63-Year-Old Lung Cancer Survivor Fights Off Burglar with Her Backscratcher (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/24/2014 02:20PM

Yes, Patty Kearney is 63 years old, she has battled lung cancer and her chronic COPD means that she needs an oxygen tank to breathe. She's also absolutely fearless. The Marion, Indiana, woman recently confronted – and fought off – a would-be burglar who attempted to break into her home, beating him out the door with her wooden backscratcher.

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