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Heroes Among Us: Doctor Makes 'House' Calls to the Homeless – and Finds Them Homes

Heroes Among Us

Pittsburgh Doctor Heads to the Streets to Treat the Homeless – and Finds Them Homes

Originally posted 10/30/2014 05:20PM

For the past 22 years, Dr. Jim Withers has been putting an entirely new spin on the concept of house calls.

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How One Teacher Helped Stop the Washington School Shooter from Taking More Lives

Hero Teacher Confronts Washington School Shooter, Who Then Turns Gun on Himself

Originally posted 10/26/2014 07:15PM

A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

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Man Shoots Intruders Attempting to Rape His Granddaughter During Home Invasion

Man Shoots Intruders Attempting to Rape His Granddaughter During Home Invasion

Originally posted 10/25/2014 05:05PM

Kenneth Byrd and his family were settled in their North Carolina home Monday night when there was a knock at their door.

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Heroes Among Us: Man with Cystic Fibrosis Runs Marathons 'Because I Can'

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Man with Cystic Fibrosis Runs Marathons to Raise Money for the Cause

Originally posted 10/09/2014 02:30PM

Steve Bell loves marathons.

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Parents Close In on Goal to Raise $2.5 Million to Save Their Sick Daughter's Life

Parents Close In on Goal: Raise $2.5 Million to Save Their Sick Daughter's Life

Originally posted 10/08/2014 11:55AM

At first glance, Eliza O'Neill looks and acts like a typical 4-year-old girl – except that with every passing day, she is slowly losing her ability to speak, eat and walk.

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Heroes Among Us: Washington Couple Feeds the Homeless – Under a Bridge!

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Heroes Among Us: Mike and Jessica Kovac Serve Meals to the Homeless – Under a Bridge!

Originally posted 10/02/2014 04:00PM

Eight years ago, high school sweethearts Mike and Jessica Kovac were on the verge of divorcing after 17 years of financial hardship, medical problems and dealing with personal issues from adultery to alcoholism.

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NFL's Devon Still Prepares His Daughter for Cancer Surgery – with Laughter

Watch NFL Player Devon Still Give His Daughter a Pep Talk Before Cancer Surgery

Originally posted 09/27/2014 04:20PM

Devon Still's 4-year-old daughter came through her cancer surgery beautifully on Thursday – thanks, in part, to a pre-surgery pep talk by her dad.

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VIDEO: Watch Kid Rapper MattyB Defend His Sister Who Has Down Syndrome

Kid Rapper MattyB Defends Sister with Down Syndrome in New Video

Originally posted 09/25/2014 07:05PM

Over the years, pint-sized rapper MattyB has built quite a following online.

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Heroes Among Us: Arkansas Woman Fights for Justice for Her Brother – And Wins!

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Valerie Wood-Harber Got Justice for Her Brother – and Other Disabled Kids

Originally posted 09/25/2014 03:45PM

Valerie Wood-Harber remembers the phone call like it was yesterday.

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