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The Effort to Help Those with Down Syndrome Reach Their Fullest Potential Is Its Own Reward

Nancy Gianni is on a mission and her energy is high. At GiGi’s Playhouse, the 10,000 foot “achievement center” she built for people with Downs Syndrome, she works with adults, children and their families. Inspired by the birth of her now 11-year-old daughter, GiGi, Gianni works to show people how beautiful kids with Downs are [...]

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Hopefuls in Miss Universe Contest Overcame Great Odds Including Cancer and Racial Barriers

Some of the contestants in the Miss Universe contest have already fought battles to get this far including racial and religious barriers and a personal battle with breast cancer. They are just a few of the 86 stories behind the whow recently competed for the crown. Veneta Krasteva was diagnosed at the age of 18, [...]

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Woman Trapped in Burning Pickup Saved by Passing UPS Driver

A highway traffic accident that resulted in a pickup truck bursting into flames ended well when a passing UPS driver stopped to put out the fire and rescue the woman trapped inside. A Lexus CT200 slammed into the back end of a pickup truck which had stalled in the eastbound lanes of the Riverside County [...]

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Good Samaritans: Pregnant Woman Finds $4K in Parking Lot and Returns It

  If ever someone could make use of some found money, it was Shannon Baker. She and her husband were both unemployed. Both cars desperately needed repairs and they were expecting a child a few weeks on the day Shannon found an envelope containing $4,000 in a parking lot. She was walking through the parking [...]

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Best Friends, Aged 6 and 7, Team Up to Raise $200,000 to Fight Rare Disease

Jonah Pournazarian, 7, is one of about 100 people in the U.S. who suffer from Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1B (GSD). The disease is incurable and until the 1980s, most of its victims died by the age of two. Dylan Siegel, 6, is Jonah’s best friend. He wanted to help his friend get well and [...]

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Simple Antibiotics Help with Malnutrition

Malnutrition is an unfortunate and significant issue that affects millions of children around the world in developing countries. For years now humanitarian efforts have been centered on sending food and aid to these children and families in need but unfortunately it is nearly impossible to actually fix the problems completely. Fortunately a major research project [...]

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Texas Trucker and Father Owes His Life to a Passer-By Who Saved Him from Burning Rig

Elias Uribe, of Parker County, Texas, can’t thank the stranger who stopped to help him enough. He calls the woman a hero and says she was like an angel to him in his moment of need. Uribe lost control of his 18-wheel rig on Interstate 30 which was slick with rain. The truck crashed near [...]

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Helping a Fallen Competitor Made This Runner a Winner

In Columbus, Ohio, high school student Meghan Vogel shows what it takes to be a true champion. Vogel had already won the 1600 meter race in the state meet earlier in the day when what she did next brought the stadium to its feet. Running in the 3200 meter race, she rounded the corner and [...]

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Good Samaritans Rescue Family from Plane Crash at Sea

The Atkins family – Andy, wife Jenny and son Logan were enjoying an air tour of the tiny island of Roatan in the Honduras when their worst nightmare became real. The plane’s engine died and the plane crashed into the sea. In spite of the terrifying turn of events, fate was smiling on the family [...]

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Paying It Forward at the Coffee Shop

It’s not often you hear of random acts of kindness  but when you do, it can warm your heart like a hot cup of coffee takes the chill off of a winter day and that is just what is happening in Bluffton, S.C.. At one coffee shop, random acts of kindness are practically a menu [...]

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