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Heroes Among Us
Originally posted 09/04/2014 02:20PM
Growing up poor in Los Angeles, James Ward once lived in a shelter with his mom and two siblings for five months. But he never let go of his dream of going to a top college.
Originally posted 08/28/2014 05:50PM
Tony Tumminello has been fascinated by fire engines since he first stopped by his neighborhood fire station in Lansing, Michigan, in 1953 at age 13.
Originally posted 08/21/2014 06:00PM
Katie Driscoll calls it a campaign – but others might call it a crusade.
Originally posted 08/14/2014 04:00PM
Jeff Balek has never actually seen a book – but that hasn't stopped the blind man from teaching struggling kids how to read.
Originally posted 08/07/2014 12:20PM
In December 2009, Kristi Schiller saw a story on the local TV news that devastated her.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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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