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Heroes Among Us: A Couple's Tragic Loss – and a Mission to Save Young Lives

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After Losing Their Infant Son, Phyllis and Darren Sudman Provide Free Heart Screenings for Kids

Originally posted 03/25/2015 03:50PM

It used to be that every little boy Phyllis Sudman would see in the park would remind her of Simon, the chubby-cheeked 3-month-old who never woke up from his nap one terrible afternoon 10 years ago.

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Heroes Among Us: Utah Woman Started a Cheerleading Squad for Special Needs Kids

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Morgan Brian Helps Special Needs Kids Become Cheerleaders

Originally posted 03/19/2015 11:15AM

As a high school cheerleader, Morgan Brian often stopped by her mom Kim Brian's special needs classroom at Cyprus High School in Magna, Utah, to have lunch with her and interact with students who had learning disorders or Down syndrome.

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Heroes Among Us: California Couple Finds Temporary Homes for the Dogs of Deployed Military

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Shawn and Alisa Johnson Find Homes for Dogs While Their Owners are Deployed

Originally posted 03/12/2015 05:30PM

Instead of being forced to relinquish their pets, active members of the military now have a place to house their pets during deployment: Dogs on Deployment.

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Heroes Among Us: North Carolina Brothers Rock to Raise Money for Veterans

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Band of Brothers: Young Guitarists CJ and Max Teas Rock to Help Veterans

Originally posted 03/05/2015 04:45PM

Like most boys their age, brothers CJ and Max Teas spend their days shuttling from middle school to baseball practice. But it's the end of the day when they work the hardest.

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91-Year-Old Lives Out Dream as Tech Designer at Silicon Valley Firm

91-Year-Old Lives Out Dream as Tech Designer at Silicon Valley Firm

Originally posted 03/03/2015 06:40PM

She may be decades older than her colleagues, but this 91-year-old woman brings all the wisdom she's collected in her long life – and that's something you can't teach.

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Meet 'Super Ewan' – the 8-Year-Old Michigan Kid Who Helps the Homeless

Meet 'Super Ewan' – the 8-Year-Old Michigan Kid Who Helps the Homeless

Originally posted 03/03/2015 01:25PM

Move over, Superman.

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Best Friends Forever! Girls Who Met in Chinese Orphanage Have Emotional Reunion

UpdatePosted 02/27/2015 10:50AM

Former Chinese Orphans Find Each Other Again Because of Rare Disease They Share

Originally posted 02/27/2015 08:00AM

Abandoned as toddlers, two little girls who called each other "Meng Meng" and Xi Xi, pronounced, "Sing Sing," spent their first years of life in an orphanage in southern China. They became the best of friends, each a lifeline for the other in a lonely place.

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Heroes Among Us: Texas First Grade Teacher Will Donate a Kidney to Her Student on March 19

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Teacher Lindsey Painter Will Donate a Kidney to One of Her First-Grade Students

Originally posted 02/26/2015 03:30PM

Last December, Lisa Parker emailed her triplets' first-grade teacher to let her know the boys would be missing school.

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Why a Woman in her 30s Decided to Find Out If She Will Get Alzheimer's

Why a Woman in her 30s Decided to Find Out If She Will Get Alzheimer's

Originally posted 02/25/2015 06:00AM

Growing up, Daisy Duarte noticed an awful lot of her mother's relatives seemed to have Alzheimer's disease.

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Heroes Among Us: Former Soldier and Interpreter Help Afghan Interpreters Who Come to the U.S.

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Matt Zeller and Janis Shinwari Saved Each Other's Lives – and Now Help Others

Originally posted 02/19/2015 04:00PM

Pinned in a foxhole and low on bullets, CIA intelligence analyst Matthew Zeller thought that April 28, 2008, was his day to die.

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