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Originally posted 02/06/2015 06:50PM
When Susan Butler found out her son, Collin Butler, was diagnosed with autism, she was heartbroken.
Originally posted 01/15/2015 12:50PM
No one ever sent Larsen Jay flowers before he fell off a ladder and ended up in the hospital. Some 22 days later, when he finished his hospital stay, he had more than 50 bouquets – and an idea that would launch more than 60,000 smiles.
Originally posted 01/01/2015 06:50PM
Like many musicians, Josh Rifkind spent much of last year on tour.
Originally posted 12/25/2014 06:00PM
As a young adult, traveling the country as a motivational speaker and musician, Jim Hukill drew satisfaction from knowing he was giving back. That was important to Hukill, whose muscular dystrophy had left him a quadriplegic, and who felt grateful for public services and community support he had received all his life.
Originally posted 12/18/2014 10:45PM
Nora Sandigo, whose work has a real impact on the lives of families across the nation, was named Hero of the Year at the PEOPLE Magazine Awards on Thursday.
Originally posted 12/18/2014 11:55AM
Aracely Basurto was a working mother of three in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 1993 when she noticed something seemed wrong with her daughter Andrea, then nearly two years old. Out of nowhere, the toddler was losing weight, urinating frequently and drinking ravenously from water bottles she pulled from the fridge.
Originally posted 12/11/2014 03:10PM
When Laci Polotzola walked the halls as a student at Port Barre Elementary in Port Barre, Louisiana, she'd often wave at the jovial janitor, Joseph "Gabe" Sonnier.
Originally posted 11/20/2014 04:50PM
In 1969, teacher Marty Hayes wrote in the yearbook of one of her favorite students, "If I ever have a daughter, I hope she is a replica of my Carolyn Denson."
Originally posted 11/15/2014 04:30PM
Kansas teen Tate Smith's diagnosis of autism at age 2 sent his mother, Lisa, scrambling for answers. But first came the dread.
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