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Homeless Georgia Teen Who Biked 6 Hours to College and Slept in Tent Receives $180K in Donations

Originally posted 07/20/2016 11:00AM

It's been a whirlwind week for Fred Barley, the 19-year-old homeless biology major who pedaled 60 miles in the high-90s Georgia heat and humidity on his little brother’s borrowed 20-inch bicycle, loaded down with two duffel bags, two gallons of water and a folded-up tent.

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Heroes Among Us

Miami Couple Vows to Save Kids' Lives One Swim Lesson at a Time After Their Son Drowns

Originally posted 07/14/2016 12:15PM

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UpdatePosted 07/12/2016 04:20PM

Veterans and At-Risk Chicago Teens Team up to Make a Change

Originally posted 07/01/2016 11:20AM

When Joel Taboada returned home to Chicago, Illinois after 12 years and four tours in the military, he found the youth of his hometown steeped in the same violence he had just escaped.

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UpdatePosted 07/12/2016 12:05PM

WATCH: The Burrito Boyz Bring 'Nutrition, Hope and Dignity' to San Diego's Homeless

Originally posted 06/30/2016 02:35PM

Every Sunday at 5 a.m., Michael Johnson wakes up, heads to a pizza kitchen, and leads a group of volunteers in making hundreds of egg, cheese and potato burritos for the homeless.

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Meet the Man Who Has Helped 2,100 Families (and Counting!) Afford Adoption: 'Every Child Deserves a Family'

Originally posted 06/30/2016 12:40PM

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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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Woman with MS Running Marathons on All Seven Continents: 'I Just Have to Grit Through It'

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Woman with MS Running Marathons on All Seven Continents: 'I Just Have to Grit Through It'

Originally posted 06/10/2016 03:20PM

Running a single marathon, let alone seven of them on all seven continents is a feat in itself. But Cheryl Hile hopes to take that up a notch and become the first runner with multiple sclerosis to complete the 7 on 7 challenge in 12 months.

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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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10-Year-Old Blind Florida Girl Raises Over $1 Million to Help Other Kids Like Her: 'Be Brave, the Result Is Worth It'

Originally posted 05/30/2016 03:20PM

  A spunky, visually-impaired 10-year-old has turned her sights on her state lawmakers to help win funding for children with vision loss – and so far, has secured $1.25 million and counting.

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UpdatePosted 05/30/2016 12:15PM

The Inspiring Reason This Fighter Pilot Honors Memorial Day All Year Long

Originally posted 05/26/2016 11:10AM

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