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Clara Barton – American Red Cross Founder Always Put Others First

You may have heard of the Red Cross.  They are an organization that helps people who are in need.  It may be because of a Hurricane, a flood, a war or an earthquake.  No matter how bad the situation, they will always be there to help! But it hasn’t always been this way.  For example,…

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Hailey Scheinman – Don’t Give Up. Give Back!

She may be a young girl, but when it comes to sisterly devotion and giving back, Hailey Scheinman is wise beyond her years! 13-year-old Hailey has a twin sister named Olivia (Livy), and the two are practically inseparable. This is true despite the fact that physically, the girls are very different. Hailey is healthy, but Livy…

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When Floodwaters Rise, The Cajun Navy Saves Lives!

The Cajun Navy is a group of volunteer small boat owners who help people during bad storms and floods. The group started during Hurricane Katrina. During that storm alone they saved more than 10,000 people from flooded homes and rooftops! Since then, they saved thousands more lives around the United States! The Cajun Navy has gone to help…

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Katie's Krops: Teenager Katie Stagliano 'Grows It Forward' To Help the Hungry

When she was just 9 years old, Katie Stagliano planted a cabbage seed in a garden outside her house. She cared for it every day by watering it, weeding it and giving it plant food.  It grew to be HUGE! Forty pounds huge! Katie wanted to do something special with this very unique cabbage.  With her…

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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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Adam Zibluk, Life Scout with Hemophilia, Conquers Boy Scouting's Ultimate Challenge!

Adam Zibluk is a 15-year-old Life Scout in Troop 70 in Newtown, CT. He was also recently the Troop’s Senior Patrol Leader which is the highest ranking boy in the troop! And last summer, he, along with 15 other boys from the Troop completed scouting’s ultimate adventure, backpacking over 50 miles in 7 days in the…

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Senator Tammy Duckworth – Living with No Limits!

United States Senator Tammy Duckworth has lived an amazing life. In doing so, she has made history several times. But her path was anything but easy. Senator Duckworth was born in Thailand.  Her father, an American, worked for the United Nations and so her childhood meant living in many places around Asia. Her family faced many hard…

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Felix Finkbeiner – A Trillion Trees to Plant!

When Felix Finkbeiner was nine, a teacher in his class in Munich, Germany asked them to prepare a report about climate change.  As Felix started doing research, he learned about a woman named Wangari Maathai who had helped get 30 million trees planted in Africa. She had done this to help restore the billions of trees that…

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Mikaela Shiffrin – Olympic Ski Champion Did It With Hard Work

Mikaela Shiffrin is a world champion US Olympic skier and the youngest World Cup ski champion in the history of the USA.  Yet, her goal has never been to win championships but just to keep getting better at what she does. So, how did Mikaela become so good at what she does at such a…

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A Real Lucky Duck! Arkansas 8th Graders Create a New Leg for Peg the Duck!

Patsy Smith, from Mississippi Country, Arkansas, has raised ducks for many years. One of her ducks, Peg, was a bit different. When he was young, Peg lost one of his legs from a run-in with a turtle. After a while, the wound on his leg started to become infected. So Mrs. Smith put out a…

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