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The Horse Boy – Rowan Isaacson

In 2007, young Rowan Isaacson gained a new nickname – the Horse Boy. The nickname was a wonderful thing, because it was a love of horses that started Rowan on a path to overcoming his severe autism. It all began when Rowan met Betsy, a horse belonging to his neighbor. The pair quickly connected, and…

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Never Too Old to Learn Something New!

Kenyan Kimani Maruge was 84 years old when he heard an announcement from the Kenyan government. The announcement said that the government would start to provide primary education for free. And Kimani, who had never gone to school, decided that he wanted an education! He went to the primary school in his village and, after some difficulty…

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Tyrone Curry – He Gave His Track Team Their Biggest Win of All

Tyrone Curry is a typical guy – he works as a school janitor, and after school he coaches the school’s track team. In one way though, Tyrone is not typical. You see, he is a millionaire, having won over $3 million in a state lottery. So Tyrone doesn’t have to work, but he does it anyway,…

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Hope for the Homeless, One Stitch at a Time

Shifra Mincer was a shy sixth grader when she was asked a question that changed her life. While serving dinner at a soup kitchen, someone asked the question “Can anyone here sew?”. Although she was nervous, Shifra spoke up and said that she could sew. It started her on a journey of kindness that would continue…

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Chinese Deaf Dancers – Dancing to Their Own Beat!

In China, there is an amazing group of dancers who stun audiences with their beautiful performances. But the most incredible thing about this group is that they perform their dances without being able to hear the music, because they are deaf! This video tells the story of these unique dancers from the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe. Additional…

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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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Kylie Copenhagen – At Only Six Years Old, She Invented a Board Game!

Kylie Copenhagen was your average first grader, assigned a class project to make a game about an insect. And the insect Kylie liked most was the ladybug, so it became the subject of her game. But after the project was done, Kylie and her family found themselves still playing the game again and again – they really enjoyed…

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Anaiah Rucker – A 9-Year-Old Hero of the Bravest Kind

Anaiah Rucker doesn’t consider herself a hero – she thinks she is just a typical 9-year-old girl. But on a rainy day in February 2011, Anaiah’s actions were anything but typical, and they ranked her with the bravest of heroes. On that day, as Anaiah and her sister were crossing a street, she saw a truck coming…

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Nadin Khoury – From Bullying Victim to Brave Spokesperson

Nadin Khoury and his family had lived in Liberia, but that country’s civil war caused them to flee to America in search of a better life. That was their hope as they settled into in their new Philadelphia neighborhood home in 2010. But then came the start of school, and with it came bullying. Bullies targeted Nadin because he…

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Liz Murray – From Homeless Girl to Harvard Graduate!

Liz Murray’s life  started off in a pretty typical way – she had two parents and a sister, and she had a home to live in with them. But that life quickly turned bad, because her parents were drug addicts who neglected Liz and her sister to support their habits. The addiction ended up destroying her family and the life she had…

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