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7-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Restricted to His Home Surprised with Special Backyard Makeover

7-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Restricted to His Home Surprised with Special Backyard Makeover

Originally posted 07/31/2015 05:30PM

Seven-year-old Bryan Carroll, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year, hasn't been able to leave his house very often because he's too sick to be around a lot of people.

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Deaf 13-Year-Old Boy Born with Missing Skull Undergoes Life-Changing Surgery, Hopes to Play High School Football

Deaf 13-Year-Old Boy Born with Missing Skull Undergoes Life-Changing Surgery, Hopes to Play High School Football

Originally posted 07/31/2015 03:50PM

Thirteen-year-old Alex Spraggins doesn't let anything stand in the way of his dreams.

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Credit: Michelle West
16-Year-Old Cancer Patient Who Always Gives Back to Others Is Asking for Cards for His Birthday: 'It Makes Me Feel Special'

16-Year-Old Cancer Patient Who Always Gives Back to Others Is Asking for Cards for His Birthday: 'It Makes Me Feel Special'

Originally posted 07/31/2015 03:00PM

Sixteen-year-old Chris West has performed hundreds of selfless acts over the years, and now for the first time, he’s asking for something for himself.

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This Boston Doctor Has a Rare Condition That Lets Him Feel Patients' Physical Pain

'It's Part of Who I Am,' Says Boston Doctor with Rare Condition That Lets Him Feel Patients' Physical Pain

Originally posted 07/30/2015 12:05PM

A Boston doctor was born with a skill that he never could have learned in medical school.

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Credit: Justin Bastien
11-Year-Old California Boy Is Climbing the World's Tallest Mountains for Children with Muscular Dystrophy

11-Year-Old California Boy Is Climbing the World's Tallest Mountains for Children with Muscular Dystrophy

Originally posted 07/29/2015 03:40PM

Eleven-year-old Tyler Armstrong of Yorba Linda, California, is climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents to raise money to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood.

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Inspiring 8-Year-Old Boy with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon

Originally posted 07/28/2015 05:50PM

Bailey Matthews is an 8-year-old boy from Nottinghamshire, England, who participated in a grueling triathlon last weekend – an impressive feat for anyone – but particularly for Matthews because he has cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects muscle tone and motor skills.

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Credit: Jodie Visker
Utah Teen Discovers He's Allergic to Food: 'I Remember What it Tastes Like, That Will Have to Be Enough'

Utah Teen Discovers He's Allergic to Food: 'I Remember What it Tastes Like, That Will Have to Be Enough'

Originally posted 07/28/2015 03:20PM

On the worst days, when he is craving a piece of his mom's homemade lasagna or a big slice of German chocolate birthday cake, Alex Visker, 19, quickly retreats from the kitchen to his bedroom and remembers what would happen if he gave in and had even one bite of his favorite foods.

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Meet the First Kid in the World to Receive a Double Hand Transplant: 'I Want to Swing on Monkey Bars!'

Meet the First Kid in the World to Receive a Double Hand Transplant: 'I Want to Swing on Monkey Bars!'

Originally posted 07/28/2015 02:30PM

At age two, Zion Harvey's hands and feet were amputated after he got a serious infection that also caused multi-organ failure.

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Credit: Cesar Ibanez
Idaho College Students Rally to Help Their Disabled Roommate Live a Full Life: 'We're Friends for Life'

Idaho College Students Rally to Help Their Disabled Roommate Live a Full Life: 'We're Friends for Life'

Originally posted 07/24/2015 03:30PM

Finals are over, summer break is in full bloom, and graduation parties are about to begin at Brigham Young University-Idaho in the rural town of Rexburg, population 26,520.

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