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Heroes Among Us: Michigan Woman Collects Handbags for Abused Teens, Women in Shelters

Heroes Among Us

Jackie Bobcean Provides Handbags and Personal Necessities to Abused Women

Originally posted 05/01/2014 03:25PM

Growing up in suburban Detroit, Jackie Bobcean watched her alcoholic father, a police officer, unleash his rage on her mother and younger brother nearly every day.

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University of Alabama Swimmer John Servati Died a Hero in Tornado, Friends Say

University of Alabama Swimmer John Servati Died a Hero in Tornado, Friends Say

Originally posted 04/30/2014 02:15PM

University of Alabama swimmer John Servati was killed by a tornado Monday night – but not before saving the life of his girlfriend, friends say.

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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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