12 Year Old Solves Common Problems for Alzheimer Patients with App

If you have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease you intimately know the frustrations that come with the emotionally draining journey down memory loss. Emma Yang grew restless…
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An Act of Blind Courage

These days to stand on one side of an extreme is an act of blind courage. One never knows the repercussions of freely sharing their beliefs, as our nation has…
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Before Kristin Armstrong Collapsed, she asked “Did I win?”

“Did I win?” she asked. Yes at 44:26.42, Kristin Armstrong had indeed won the gold medal. And then, she fell to the ground. Beijing, London, and now Rio de Janeiro, Armstrong became the first American…
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Jeni’s Wedding Day Needed Her Dad’s Heart

It's been ten years since Jeni Stepien's father passed away. Like every young woman - visions of walking down the aisle with her dad in hand on her big day were always in…
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Girls Turn Lemons Into $10,000 for Dallas Officers

Often times the kids are much wiser than we give them credit for. At eleven and twelve years old, Landry Nelon and Lauren Roach knew exactly what to do with those lemons. As…
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Judge Lou Olivera Takes The High Road To Jail

The sound of the gavel striking against the desk in court means one of two things - the defendant is innocent of the charges, or the judge is sentencing the defendant…
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“Officers, Your bill is on me today.” Server Jessica Dunbar

Red Robin is known for it's gourmet burgers and bottomless steak fries. It also has a knack for hiring caring and passionate servers, who are not only observant, but willing…
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Veteran Josh Collins Takes On PTSD, TBI, Crocs, Sharks & Life

Twenty years serving our great country in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia; Collins retired from the United States military in 2008. This was not to be just any retirement though; but one…
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Leaping Life’s Emotional Barriers, Adrianne Haslet-Davis

We can only assume we know or understand what it must be like - to not only lose your leg in a tragic disaster that is reported on and televised around…
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Books Up In Flames Ignite Movement For 8-Year-Old Heidi

When you're eight years old and disaster strikes - it can seem like the world is falling apart. Problems are magnified and solutions don't always come easy. In the case of…
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“70 years on the job, and never worked a day in her life” Elena Griffing

In 1946, gas was 15 cents a gallon, the average wage was $2,500 a year, and Elena Griffing worked at the Alta Bates Community Hospital making about $120 a month. The name of…
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Wrong Text Delights New Mom With Unexpected Visitors

We've all been there at one time or another - either as the recipient or sender of an unintended text. The question is - how do you react to the…
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Sean Swarner Goes From Cancer to Seven Summits

We should all have such big dreams. Like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, not one time, but a dozen times. And then there was the trek up Mount Everest. You might even…
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Ron Clark “like no other school in America”

It's being called, "like no other school in America," a transformative journey from middle school student to super-achiever. Here at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, 'skipping school' is not part of…
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“He fell to his knees, and he began to weep,” Pastor Wright

Staying calm under extreme pressure was the first order, the second, disarm the perpetrator - and then Pastor Larry Wright faced the challenges head on with alacrity. "I asked him, 'Can I…
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“I think people undervalue making people happy,” Colts Punter Pat McAfee

On the field, he's earned a reputation as a 'real competitor', off the field he is a man that is dedicated to making the world a better place. Indianapolis Colts punter…
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Kelly Murphy Tackles FEAR – One Mile at a Time for Alex

It was 2003 when Kelly Murphy met young Alex - new in the neighborhood, he was a friend to her little boy. At that time Kelly was in an unhappy…
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‘I’ll take a bullet before you do’ Detective Jorge Lozano

It was a scene most of us will hopefully never see in our lifetime! Dozens of people leaving a Christmas party event on a beautiful afternoon - with their hands…
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Is God Fact, Opinion, or Myth? 7th Grader Responds!

This is not a story about faith, although it could be. It's not even a story about a school teacher who could be charged with 'dereliction of duty' - although many…
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Service Members Return The Favor To The ‘Hug Lady’

If the measure of success in a lifetime is - how many people you've impacted - then Elizabeth 'Hug Lady' Laird has clearly won the Nobel Peace Prize of Human…
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In Search of a Kidney Transplant – on Craigslist?

If you were in need of a kidney transplant would you peruse the ads on Craigslist for that kidney? Even more so - who in their right mind would place an…
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“You Will Not Have My Hatred” from Paris

If timing is everything in life - then surely the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris were in the wrong place at the wrong time. How could they possibly have known…
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The Secret To Running 50 Marathons in 50 States at age 73?

Have you ever run a marathon? What about 50 marathons in 50 states? Could you imagine running a marathon at the ripe young age of 73? Exactly what I was…
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When Loneliness Is The Emergency, Officers Respond

It's difficult to imagine that a cup of hot tea could save ones life, or even change their day. When the Manchester Police Department received a 999 emergency call from…
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High School Senior Brings ‘Moral Strength’ in Inspiring Speech

A week before 18-year-old Jake Bailey was to give a speech for the graduating class at Christchurch Boys' High School in New Zealand - he was diagnosed with cancer. A very…
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Citations or Car Seats? Police Officers Respond to Family

The cost to properly have car-seat restraints on your child in Cedar Park, Texas is $100 for the base fine, and $104 for the court costs. If you have 3…
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As Wall of Mud Approaches, Teacher Averts Disaster

Eliene Almeida, head teacher at the municipal school in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, heard the cry from her husband - "He came in shouting that we had to run!" The dam at the Samarco mine…
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“If a man can do it, I can do it,” the story of Marci Simms

Marci Simms, an NYPD lieutenant who worked at Ground Zero immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks - just lost her battle to cancer - 16 months after she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung…
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Star Wars Force Comes Thru For Daniel

The wish was for Daniel to see the film at a private screening, before the December 18th premiere - not easily done since this is one of the most highly anticipated…
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Warrick Dunn ‘Pays It Forward’ For Single Parent Families

'Paying it forward,' that's what NFL Superstar Warrick Dunn calls it. Dunn's success on the field is indisputable - what many people do not know is his life project to provide home…
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The Dance of a Lifetime

“He didn’t have to do what he did, but he did,” said Greta Perske. The he - is the stranger who stepped in to save her life from leukemia - Danny Daniels.…
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“Miracle Messages” from the Homeless

“Someone who’s just homeless Joe or Jane to you or I could be the most important person in the world to that one person that’s looking for them. That’s what…
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Seconds From Drowning – Fishermen Rescue Toddler

The 18-month-old would have been just another casualty in a long list of horrible human tragedies in this region of the world - if not for the dramatic rescue by turkish…
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“We Have To Be Jaxon’s Voice”

Brandon and Brittany Buell had the decision of a lifetime to make. It was at the 17-week mark when Brittany was having what every woman has when she is delivering…
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Meathead Movers Fight Domestic Violence

Back in 1997, brothers, Aaron and Evan Steed were looking for a way to earn a few bucks. So the high school athletes started helping people move. It wasn't just the…
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Officer Matt Jarrett Inspires 8 Yr Old Serynity

The pressure of being 8 years old is pretty scary - for an 8 year old that is! Every event or happening has an impact and ultimately shapes the world of a…
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Escaping Syria with a Knapsack and a Puppy

In the midst of one of the most horrific human tragedies - appears a heartwarming story about a 17-year-old boy and his puppy. Aslan Al Hakim was insistent on taking his…
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Death Of 8 Yy Old Martin Richard Changes Everything

One of the most incredible images and stories to surface in a very long time is none other than the image of 8 year old Martin Richard holding a sign that…
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They Paid College Tuition For 76 Children After 9/11

Just one week after losing 66 men and women in the terrorist attack of 9/11 - it was decided that Sandler O’Neill & Partners would set up a foundation to pay…
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Laurene Jobs Sets Out To ‘Reimagine High Schools’

Many people would agree with the assertion that the education system in America is falling further behind compared to other countries. According to Pearson Research, the United States has a “cognitive…
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Pilot Doug Perrill called CEO Tim Boyle – could he borrow the corporate jet?

While their moms were invited to the ceremony, they had no way of getting their on time. Fact is two of them didn't even have passports to travel out of the…
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A Life Changing Train Ride With 3 American Heroes

“We decided to get up because the WiFi wasn’t so good on that car,” said Sadler, “We were like, ‘We have a ticket to first class. We might as well…
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11 yr old Teaches Forgiveness

“My daughter has not seen her biological dad since she was 4. She’s 11 now. When she was 2 he contacted me and asked if I would allow him to…
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Vin Baker’s $100 Million Dollar Lesson

"I had a great talent and lost it, " says former NBA All-Star Vin Baker. He played in four NBA All-Star Games and spent 13 years in the NBA. Baker grew…
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‘Nobody Wants To Eat Alone’

"Isolation is the worst part about being someone who is homeless. They're isolated from everyone, and I think any type of interaction is a positive thing. He was great. He…
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‘This is going to be the best day of my life’ Tao Porchon-Lynch

When you think back over the course of your lifetime - can you point to a day or two that would fit into the 'best day of your life' category? What…
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First Armless Person in the World to Obtain a Pilot’s License

"I do what I do because I love to do it, and I don't give up," says 32 year old Jessica Cox. She earned her Light Sport Pilot Certificate in…
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‘Fast Learner, Hard Worker, I Need a Job’

It's nearly impossible to discern one homeless person from another. Many of them carry signs with a desperate plea written on them, some are standing in the middle of the…
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Donald Featherstone’s Flamingo Legacy

Donald Featherstone isn’t exactly a household name – but his creation is world famous. Featherstone is responsible for creating the pink plastic flamingo back in 1957. Fact is this plastic…
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Boyan Slat Has An Ocean-Wide Vision

Boyan Slat was only 17 years old at the time - yet the invitation was real. Stand up in front of a large crowd at a TED talk, and sell the concept…
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