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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

  Know a hero? Send suggestions to heroesamongus@peoplemag.com. For more inspiring stories, read the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine

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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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College Sophomore Who Survived Two Separate Plane Crashes That Killed His Family Speaks Out: 'You Have to Be Tough’

Austin Hatch, Survivor of Two Separate Plane Crashes That Killed His Family, Speaks Out: 'You Have to Be Tough’

Originally posted 05/25/2016 10:55AM

At just 21 years old, Austin Hatch has already experienced a lifetime of losses.

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Tulsa Semi-Truck Driver Puts His Own Life in Danger When He Deliberately Crashes Vehicle to Save Bystanders

Originally posted 05/25/2016 10:30AM

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Former Shooting Victim Returns to Hospital That Saved Him – as a Doctor! 'I Wanted to Pay It Forward,' He Says

Former Shooting Victim Returns to Hospital That Saved Him – as a Doctor! 'I Wanted to Pay It Forward,' He Says

Originally posted 05/17/2016 03:40PM

A Michigan college student who was shot and almost died during an attempted robbery nine years ago is about to be back in the same hospital where he spent almost two months recovering – only this time he'll be wearing doctor's scrubs instead of a patient's hospital gown.

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NBA Star Kevin Durant Hailed 'Hometown Hero' After Clearing Path for Ambulance in Oklahoma

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NBA Star Kevin Durant Hailed 'Hometown Hero' After Clearing Path for Ambulance in Oklahoma

Originally posted 05/17/2016 02:25PM

NBA superstar Kevin Durant is receiving another piece of hardware to add to his awards collection – but this time it's for the athlete's selfless good deed.

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