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

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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

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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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Heroes Among Us: Kansas Teen Builds a Prosthetic Hand – for $60

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Mason Wilde Gives Family Friend a Helping Hand – Literally

Originally posted 03/20/2014 01:55PM

When 9-year-old Matthew Shields started third grade at a new school last year, he was hounded by questions.

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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

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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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Heroes Among Us: Woman with Down Syndrome Fights for Freedom – and Wins

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UpdatePosted 03/07/2014 03:15PM

Woman with Down Syndrome Fights for Her Freedom – and Wins

Originally posted 03/07/2014 12:15PM

Jenny Hatch wasn't trying to be a hero.

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Family Rescued After Mother Drives Minivan Full of Kids into Ocean

Family Rescued After Mother Drives Minivan Full of Kids into Ocean

Originally posted 03/06/2014 01:25PM

It appeared to be just another family driving along on the sand on Tuesday, a common sight in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Good Samaritan Meets the Baby She Rescued – 26 Years Ago

UpdatePosted 03/05/2014 02:30PM

Good Samaritan Meets Baby She Rescued 26 Years Ago

Originally posted 03/05/2014 07:30AM

Every day, Shelley Cumley looks forward to the email she receives from Godvine, a Christian website, which is filled with videos of inspirational real people stories.

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Heroes Among Us: Texas Man Builds Wheelchairs for Dogs in Need | Animals & Pets, Hero Pets, Unusual Pets

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Jerry West Builds Wheelchairs for Dogs in Need

Originally posted 02/27/2014 10:35AM

Jerry West was heartbroken when his beloved Australian cattle dog, Whitey, suddenly lost her ability to walk due to cancer in December 2010.

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