Persons of the Year

Since "World News" featured the Moss brothers in February, they have served with the Army on a three-month tour to Iraq, assigned as medics to a marine unit. Upon their return home, they arranged for the transport and life-saving surgery for several Iraqi children in the United States.

"When you look at our pictures, and you look at the eyes of the little kids, a lot of them that we treated, I think you will come to the same conclusion that we have -- it certainly was worth it," said Vance Moss.

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Maj. Dan Rooney


In August, "World News" featured Maj. Dan Rooney, an F-16 pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, whose life changed when he was on a commercial flight, that he learned was carrying the remains of a deceased service member home from war. From the moment Rooney stepped off the plane, he had a mission. Also a pro golfer, Rooney mobilized other golfers to donate $1 in extra ground fees to fund scholarships for the children and spouses of those killed or disabled in the line of duty. They raising $1.1 million during Labor Day weekend 2007. Since then, Rooney has raised more than $2 million for his nonprofit Folds of Honor Foundation, and now will be able to provides scholarships to more than 300 military families.

Click here to visit the Folds of Honor Foundation website.

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Julia Burney- Witherspoon

Cops N Kids

In September, "World News" featured former police officer Julia Burney-Witherspoon, whose life changed when she stumbled upon a warehouse filled with imperfect children's books. Destined for the shredder, she promptly organized a book giveaway and started the organization Cops 'N Kids to share her love of reading with children. Since then, Witherspoon's organization has grown and reached thousands. Despite the recession, she has received donations of books and money. Cops 'N Kids gave 40,000 books to children last week.

"For me, Christmas is about making sure that children who don't have a lot get a lot," she said. "I try to make sure that reading is under their tree, that books are under their tree, that reading is a part of their Christmas holiday."

Click here to visit the Cops 'N Kids website.

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WATCH: Giving Books to Kids

Piecemakers Quilting Group


In March, "World News" reported on Central Christian Church's Piecemakers Quilting Group in Henderson, Nevada. After a fellow church member taught her fellow parishoners how to quilt the group started a quilting ministry: making quilts for cancer patients to keep them warm during the difficult process of chemotherapy. When we met the quilters, they had given out almost 800 quilts over eight years -- each sewn with care and love. Since then, the group has been inundated with donations both monetary and material. Membership in the group has more than doubled, and they've been able to give out more than 453 quilts in the last eight months.

"I can't really give you an answer as to how we have been able to do so much in just these past few months," said Dorothy Fletcher, a ministry quilter. "It just gets done. It's a wonderful thing…It's a group effort."

"God's word is written on every quilt that goes out," said proud quilter Kathy Biser.

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WATCH: Quilts Provide Comfort and Heal the Heart

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