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Stephen Litt

Gross for Good! 7th Grader, Stephen Litt, Uses Worms to Cure Cancer!

Stephen Litt is a very curious 7th grader at Lovinggood Middle School, near Atlanta, Georgia. His life has also been impacted by two relatives who have had breast cancer. So when it was time for his school’s science fair, he decided to something important – research a cure for cancer! First, he learned that Japanese people…

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Courtney Vashaw

Lesson Learned: Senior Class Donates Class Trip Money to Help Principal, Courtney Vashaw, Fight Cancer

Bethlehem, New Hampshire principal, Courtney Vashaw, has always encouraged her students to live for something bigger than themselves.  Clearly, the senior class at Profile Junior-Senior High took this important life lesson to heart. For four years, the senior class raises money to take a big overnight trip.  Through bake sales and other fundraisers over the years,…

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Lauren Hill – Never Give Up – Brain Cancer Can’t Stop Hoop Dreams

From the time she was young, Lauren Hill’s life long dream was to play college basketball.  When she accepted an offer to play at Mount St. Joseph College (near Cincinnati) her dream seemed ready to come true. Until she developed brain cancer last year. Lauren was told she had only two years to live at…

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Gretchen Witt Bakes Cookies for the Ultimate Cause….Helping Fight Kids' Cancer

In February 2007, Gretchen Witt’s life changed forever. That month, she found out that her two-year-old son Liam had neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer. So she began researching his condition to find out what she could do to help him. As she did her research, Gretchen learned that money is desperately needed for pediatric cancer research, so…

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Luke Nelson – 3rd Graders Lose Their Hair to Show They Care!

Luke Nelson, a 3rd grader at Oklahoma Christian School lived a pretty typical life. But then he was diagnosed with Alopecia, a skin disease that causes your hair to fall off. As Luke started to lose the hair on his head, he began to lose his confidence as well. He started to wear a hat every day to…

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7 Year Old A’Layah Robinson Turns Lemons into Love for Foster Care Children!

A’Layah Robinson lives in Sulphur, Oklahoma. She is only six years old, but already she has big ideas for helping other kids! One Saturday morning when A’Layah was five, she saw some teenagers who had a lemonade stand. They wanted to raise money to help some of their friends. A’Layah wanted to know more, so…

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Jake Olson – A Young Man Loses His Sight, But Finds His Way

When he was 9 years old, cancer forced the removal of Jake Olson’s left eye. After that, he overcame the return of cancer eight times…but the ninth time proved too much and his right eye also had to be removed. But Jake’s courage and optimism in the face of potential blindness has always been extraordinary. He always loved…

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The Dutch Destroyer – 10 Year Old Lukas Kusters Legacy of Courage and Gratitude

Lukas Kusters grew up in Wilmington, Deleware loving the sport of football! He was so good at it that he became known by his team as “The Dutch Destroyer”.  His dream was to one day play in the National Football League (NFL) for his favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles. When Lukas was just 9, he…

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Great Quotes for Boys!

You’re just a boy. Maybe even a young man. We get it. But before you know it, you’ll be on the verge of becoming something even greater! You’re going to be a man.  And hopefully a gentleman! We hear people say “be a man” all the time, but what does it really mean? The definition…

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Cecily Mohamed and Krysten Muir – Two Teenagers Who Are Kicking Down Barriers!

They live on opposite sides of the United States, but they are bound by courage, dedication, hard work and talent. In fact, these two teenage girls are in a whole different league! You see, Cecily Mohamed and Krysten Muir happen to be the starting kickers for their high school varsity football teams! Each of them has…

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