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Heroes Among Us: Woman Creates a Home Away from Home for Sick Children

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Kathy Russell Gives Sick Kids a Home Away from Home

Originally posted 10/16/2014 02:45PM

When Kathy Russell was a young hospital administrator, she saw something she didn't like.

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Kelcie and Larry Ragsdale Finally Get Their Dream Wedding

Originally posted 09/25/2014 07:20PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr It took more than four years, a private fundraising campaign by a relative – and a miracle or two – but Kelcie Yeoman and Larry Ragsdale finally got their dream wedding at Disneyland in California.

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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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Mayors Across the Country Fill Backpacks with Food for Hungry Children

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Mayors in 55 Cities Fill Backpacks with Food for Hungry Children

Originally posted 09/19/2014 06:15PM

Thousands of students across the country this weekend will bring home backpacks filled not just with textbooks, but with plenty of food to carry them through to Monday.

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Nine-Months-Pregnant Woman Chases After Her Mugger – and Then Delivers

Pregnant Michigan Woman Chases After Her Mugger – and Then Delivers

Originally posted 09/19/2014 03:15PM

At nine months pregnant, Kristen Thompson must have looked like an easy mark to the mugger.

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Heroes Among Us: Meet the 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Cheering Up Other Sick Kids

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Battling Cancer, Noah Wilson, 6, Collects Superhero Bandages for Sick Kids

Originally posted 09/18/2014 07:45PM

When 6-year-old Noah Wilson was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in April, his parents knew the way to bring a smile to his face: superhero bandages.

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Heroes Among Us: Chicago Firefighter Turns Rescue Trucks into Traveling Memorials

Chris Gantz and Fellow Firefighters Turn 9/11 Fire Rescue Trucks into Traveling Memorials

Originally posted 09/11/2014 02:55PM

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Larry Sullivan, a firefighter with New York City's Rescue 5 in Staten Island, was not on duty.

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Heroes Among Us: Illinois Woman Gets Companies to Use Special-Needs Models in Ads

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Katie Driscoll Is Changing the Face of Advertising – with Special-Needs Models

Originally posted 08/21/2014 06:00PM

Katie Driscoll calls it a campaign – but others might call it a crusade.

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New York Community Rallies Around Little Boy Fighting Neuroblastoma

New York Community Rallies Around Little Boy Fighting Neuroblastoma

Originally posted 08/14/2014 08:50AM

When Padraig Crowley first started complaining that his stomach hurt late last month, his mom didn't think anything of it.

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Two U.S. Patients with Ebola Being Brought to Georgia for Treatment

Two U.S. Patients with Ebola Being Brought to Georgia for Treatment

Originally posted 08/01/2014 07:30PM

Two Americans who have been fighting the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia are being transported to the United States for treatment in the next several days, the state department said Friday.

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