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Heroes Among Us: California Man Assists Single Working Mothers with Repairs

Heroes Among Us

Matthew Nalywaiko Helps Hundreds of Single Working Moms With Much-Needed Repairs

Originally posted 04/24/2014 05:30PM

Sometimes a broken down car or leaky faucet are just added stressors in the lives of already struggling single working mothers. But Matthew Nalywaiko is doing something about that – times more than a hundred.

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Heroes Among Us: These Four People Donated Organs to Complete Strangers

Heroes Among Us

These Four People Donated Organs to Complete Strangers

Originally posted 04/17/2014 02:00PM

Each day, 18 people die waiting for an organ transplant.

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Man Wearing Superman Hoodie Rescues Baby from Burning Building

Man Wearing Superman Hoodie Rescues Baby from Burning Building

Originally posted 04/15/2014 02:00PM

Move over, Man of Steel. There's a new superhero on the loose – and he's even a fan of your wardrobe.

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'Love That Man' – Hero Assistant Principal Praised in School Stabbing Crisis

Assistant Principal Praised as Hero in School Stabbing Crisis

Originally posted 04/11/2014 11:25AM

Things could have been much worse at a suburban Pittsburgh high school had it not been for the heroic actions of assistant principal Sam King, officials and students say.

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Heroes Among Us: Colorado Women Help Thousands of Ugandans Out of Poverty

Heroes Among Us

Three Colorado Women Help Ugandans Build Businesses by Selling Handmade Beads

Originally posted 04/10/2014 02:30PM

In 2011, Teddy Namuyiga was desperate.

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Heroes Among Us: California Woman Uses Art to Help Kids in Need

Heroes Among Us

Ana Jimenez-Hami Brings the Arts to Low-Income Kids

Originally posted 04/03/2014 11:30AM

Growing up in Puerto Rico, Ana Jimenez-Hami's father, Freddy, never let her forget about the importance of helping those who weren't as fortunate as she.

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Heroes Among Us: Rhode Island Teen Gives Shoes to Homeless

Heroes Among Us

Teenager Nicholas Lowinger Gives Thousands of Shoes to Homeless

Originally posted 03/27/2014 06:15PM

Laid off from her job at a grocery store just before Thanksgiving, Brittany Taylor, 28, and her children John, 7, and Johneya, 5, soon found themselves at a homeless shelter in frosty Providence, R.I.

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California Couple Catch Falling Child with Mattress

California Couple Catch Falling Child with Mattress

Originally posted 03/19/2014 05:15PM

A couple moving out of their apartment in Burbank, Calif., on Sunday were in the right place at the right time to save a little boy who had climbed out of a third-story window.

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Central Florida High School Donates Prom Funds to Teacher Battling Cancer

Central Florida High School Donates Prom Funds to Teacher Battling Cancer

Originally posted 03/15/2014 05:30PM

Students at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, Fla. are supporting their favorite math instructor, Charlie Lundell, in every way they can after his diagnosis of cancer in the liver, lungs and throat, with lesions in his brain.

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Heroes Among Us: Teen Gives 4,000 Soccer Balls to Kids Around the World

Heroes Among Us

Teen Gives 4,000 Soccer Balls to Kids Around the World Who Can't Afford Them

Originally posted 03/13/2014 02:55PM

One minute, 10-year-old Ethan King was standing alone, kicking his soccer ball around a dusty, deserted field during a trip to Mozambique, and the next, dozens of kids were playing soccer with him.

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