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Dylan Mahalingam – A Worldwide Phenomenon at Only 16!

Dylan Mahalingam is 16 years old, and in many ways he is a typical teenage boy. He plays sports, is a black-belt in karate, enjoys math and science in school, and loves to play musical instruments. But in one very important way, Dylan is anything but typical. You see, Dylan also spends a large amount…

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Hands Across the Water – Reaching Out to Those in Need!

In 2005, Peter Baines was an Australian police officer and forensic expert who was asked to help with recovery efforts in Thailand after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. This was a tsunami that came out of the Indian Ocean and killed more than 300,000 people. When Peter went to Thailand, he was heartbroken at what he saw, and he wanted to…

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McKenna McGough and Winter – An Unusual Friendship, An Inspiring Lesson

McKenna McGough is a typical 9-year-old girl, with one exception – she has hearing loss and needs to wear a hearing aid. McKenna used to hate wearing her hearing aid because it made her feel self-conscious. But that changed after McKenna went to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. There, she met a dolphin named Winter……. Winter is a typical dolphin,…

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Andrew Adansi-Bonnah – At 11, He's Already Making a Difference!

Andrew Adansi-Bonnah is only 11, but he’s not too young to make a difference. Recently, Andrew saw pictures of the famine in Somalia. When he saw that children just like himself were starving to death, he decided he wanted to do what he could to help. Andrew was on an 8-week break from school, and…

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Just Five Minutes a Day…….

Do you have five minutes to spare today? Almost everyone can find five minutes of free time in even the busiest of days. And if you can spare just five minutes a day, you can actually help change the world for the better! Here are some examples of “world improvements” you can make in five…

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Amazing Animals Who Travel the World!

You often hear stories about extraordinary people who travel the world. But what about animals? When faced with challenges to their safety or well-being, animals often perform these same kinds of feats! For instance, global warming has forced polar bears to swim hundreds of miles in search of the food and the cold temperatures they need…

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Mackenzie Bearup – Helping Children in Need Turn a Page in Their Lives

A few years ago, Mackenzie Bearup found out she had Reflexive Sympathetic Disorder (RSD). This condition caused her bad knee pain for long time periods. Her knee hurt so much that she often had to stay in bed for months at a time. To ease her pain, Mackenzie turned to reading. It helped her a lot. This made Mackenzie think about…

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Neha Gupta – A Family Tradition Brings Hope to Orphans in India

When Neha Gupta was a little girl, her family taught her about family traditions. One of them was to visit India a few times a year to volunteer in an orphanage there.  So early on, Neha saw firsthand the poor conditions these orphans lived in.  By the time she was 9, Neha realized that she could help the orphans! So…

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Tyler Page – An Ordinary Kid Helping Other Kids Do Extraordinary Things

In 2007, Tyler Page was just a kid watching television with his mom one day.  They were watching an Oprah show about child-trafficking in Ghana. The show said that in Ghana, young kids are sold into slavery and made to work long, hard hours in the country’s fishing trade. Tyler was inspired to take action. He thought he would try to raise…

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Ryan Riddell – He Raised Awareness of Homelessness By Taking It On Himself

Ryan Riddell is a husband, father of three, and pastor of a church in Ohio. He and his family live in a nice home, and overall he has a pretty good life. But one day, Ryan gave it all up and lived for 30 days as a homeless man! As a pastor, Ryan felt called to help the homeless. He thought…

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