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Duggie the Dolphin Strikes Up a Friendship With a Labrador Dog

An unlikely friendship has blossomed between a dog named Ben and a bottle-nosed dolphin named Duggie. Duggie has made his home off Tory Island, Ireland. Recently, Ben has taken to pacing the island’s pier and then jumping into the water as soon as Duggie appears….. Duggie first appeared when the body of another dolphin washed up at the back of the island….

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Michael Pesci – Life's Not Always Fair, But You Can Do Something About It!

This is the story of Michael Pesci. He is a young baseball player with an incredible sense of charity and fairness. He and his buddy organize a homerun derby to raise money for various charities. Michael combines his love of baseball with his desire to help others less fortunate than himself. Additional Resources: Here is an article about…

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10-year-old Jaylen Arnold Says Bullying No Way!

Jaylen Arnold, a courageous and energetic 10 year old boy has set out to change the world by putting an end to childhood bullying. Jaylen, who endured more than his share of bullying when transferring to a new school, decided to take a stand and help himslef and others by forming Jaylen’s Challenge, a charity focused on gaining commitments from teachers and students to eliminate bullying around the country. All the more inspiring is that Jayler has both Tourette’s Syndrome and Aspergers Syndrome.

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Maggie Doyne – Providing for Some of the World's Most Vulnerable Children

Maggie Doyne, an 18 year old girl from New Jersey, set out to travel and learn about the world and herself. She came back a changed person, inspired to help the children she met along the way. Her mission – and now her life’s work – is to provide for for Nepal’s most vulnerable residents, its orphaned or abandoned children. Here is the remarkable of one remarkable young woman.

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Maggie Doyne – Providing for Some of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

Maggie Doyne, an 18 year old girl from New Jersey, set out to travel and learn about the world and herself. She came back a changed person, inspired to help the children she met along the way. Her mission – and now her life’s work – is to provide for for Nepal’s most vulnerable residents, its orphaned or abandoned children. Here is the remarkable of one remarkable young woman.

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An Autistic Boy We Can All Learn From

For 12-year-old Malaysian Umar Hasfizal, his autism is no match for his courage and angelic voice. He is a hero to inspire us all. In this video, Umar leads a choir of 25 autistic children from the National Autism Society of Malaysia (Nasom). They are singing a rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. They are…

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Mikey's Meals – A Grateful Boy Takes Care of the Homeless

A young boy, saved by an organ donation from a grieving family, pays it forward by providing meals and gifts to the homeless in honor of the family that saved his life.  Amazing grace in action.

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Charlie Simpson – 7-year-old Raises More Than $100,000 for Haiti in One Day!

Charlie Simpson, aged 7, is a super-fundraiser. He has raised over $100,000 on a sponsored bike ride for the relief effort in Haiti. Check out his story in this video. Additional Resources: Here is an article about Charlie and his amazing fundraising effort. Here is another article about Charlie. Topics for Discussion: What made Charlie…

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Johnny Strange – Youngest Person Ever to Climb the Seven Summits

“Impossible is nothing,” says former Cub Scout Johnny Strange. Indeed, he lived out those words last summer when he climbed Mount Everest and Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko. By conquering those two peaks, Johnny became the youngest person ever to climb the Seven Summits — the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. This video tells…

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Kids' Books Can Give Lessons for Life

Life has its ups and downs, and for a kid, the downs can sometimes be overwhelming. Experiences such as a death in the family, a bullying situation, or even a move can have a significant impact on a kid. Oftentimes, when faced with difficult situations, kids are reluctant to express the confusion or frustration they feel and end…

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