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1 year ago

Grandma-grandson duo road trip to 29 US national parks and counting

Brad Ryan said his grandma had spent most of her life in a small Ohio town, so in 2015, they went on their first road trip together. Since then, they've traveled 25,000 miles across 38 states.
1 year ago
Grandma-grandson duo road trip to 29 US national parks and counting
1 year ago

Teacher carries child with spina bifida so she can enjoy class field trip

Ryan Neighbors, who is paralyzed from the waist down, and her mother thought the 10-year-old might have to skip the Falls of the Ohio State Park, until teacher Jim Freeman stepped in.
1 year ago
Teacher carries child with spina bifida so she can enjoy class field trip
2 years ago

Hospital holds annual prom for patients in Atlanta

Workers and volunteers said they spent a year organizing the one-night event at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
2 years ago
Hospital holds annual prom for patients in Atlanta
2 years ago

Hospital honors 22-year-old skier killed in New Mexico avalanche

Staff at the University of New Mexico Hospital lined the hallways to honor Corey Borg-Massanari, who had chosen to be an organ donor.
2 years ago
Hospital honors 22-year-old skier killed in New Mexico avalanche
2 years ago

WWII veteran receives 60,000 birthday cards after Facebook post

Duane Sherman's daughter, Sue Morse, put out a call on social media, and so far, he's gotten cards from all 50 states and abroad.
2 years ago
WWII veteran receives 60,000 birthday cards after Facebook post
2 years ago

Santa helps blind child experience the magic of Christmas

Santa knelt down so Matthew Foster could explore his beard and face before taking him to meet one of his faux reindeer.
2 years ago
Santa helps blind child experience the magic of Christmas
2 years ago

Blind USC football player walks the field one last time

Jake Olson didn't let losing his sight at the age of 12 stop him from achieving his dream of being a football player.
2 years ago
Blind USC football player walks the field one last time
2 years ago

Disabled teen wins trip to World Series with Jackie Robinson essay

Jesse Quist, a Korean adoptee, was born without most of his arms, but he's quickly adapted.
2 years ago
Disabled teen wins trip to World Series with Jackie Robinson essay
2 years ago

Disabled teen honored at World Series says he found inspiration in Jackie Robinson story

A 15-year-old teen who was born with no hands said he was inspired to write winning essay for MLB contest and learning about Jackie Robinson's story.
2 years ago
Disabled teen honored at World Series says Jackie Robinson story inspired him
2 years ago

National Cathedral is new 'home' for Matthew Shepard's ashes

In 1998, he was abducted, beaten and tied to a fence in Wyoming and died after being targeted because he was gay.
2 years ago
National Cathedral is new 'home' for Matthew Shepard's ashes
2 years ago

A look back at Florida's first responders after Hurricane Michael

Search-and-rescue teams continue to airlift residents and one hospital said it had finished evacuating all of its patients.
2 years ago
A look back at Florida's first responders after Hurricane Michael
2 years ago

Blind teen scores 2 touchdowns in high school football game

Adonis Watt, 14, has a rare condition but that doesn't stop him from his dream of being a freshman running back.
2 years ago
Blind teen scores 2 touchdowns in high school football game
2 years ago

Volunteers rescue residents, pets from flooded homes during Florence

A couple who evacuated North Carolina and drove hours to Florida welcomed twin daughters Thursday morning.
2 years ago
Volunteers rescue residents, pets from flooded homes during Florence
2 years ago

Man who got boss' car reacts to act of kindness: 'It changed my life'

When his car broke down on his first day of work, he walked 20 miles and helped a family move into their new home.
2 years ago
Man who got boss' car reacts to act of kindness: 'It changed my life'
2 years ago

Girl with 3-D hand bringing awareness to rare disease with every throw

She is setting to be the first person to throw out the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums.
2 years ago
Girl with 3-D hand bringing awareness to rare disease with every throw
2 years ago

Little girl and her American Girl doll have matching surgery scars

Surgeon Andrew Lodge recreated surgery scar of 5-year-old Mical Olaiz, who has congenital heart defect, on her doll.
2 years ago
Little girl and her American Girl doll have matching surgery scars
2 years ago

Mother shares her story of adopted 3 siblings: 'They were meant to be my kids'

She and her husband embarked on the path of fostering and adopting after facing infertility issues.
2 years ago
Mother shares her story of adopted 3 siblings: 'They were meant to be my kids'
2 years ago

Newborn daughter of fallen hero does photo shoot with her father's fellow soldiers

The widow of Army Specialist Chris Harris and their newborn daughter scheduled a special photo shoot with the soldiers her husband bravely fought alongside of in Afghanistan.
2 years ago
Newborn daughter of fallen hero does photo shoot with her father's fellow soldiers
3 years ago

Couple that adopted 3 siblings share their journey to 'forever family'

A couple in California celebrate their journey of fostering and adopting three biological siblings.
3 years ago
Couple that adopted 3 siblings share their journey to 'forever family'
3 years ago

2 teams head to the Elite 8 with their lucky charms

The presence of these two, some say, have helped propel their teams further.
3 years ago
2 teams head to the Elite 8 with their lucky charms
3 years ago

The US women's soccer team pays tribute to Parkland victim

Alyssa Alhadeff's teammates and family were given jerseys bearing her name.
3 years ago
The US women's soccer team pays tribute to Parkland victim
3 years ago

Person of the Week: Major League Baseball players

Major league baseball players honor school shooting victims by wearing Stoneman Douglas baseball caps
3 years ago
Person of the Week:  Major League Baseball players
3 years ago

Reunion between the firefighter and the child he rescued from a burning home

Anissa Cruz thanks firefighter Stephen McNally who saved life her 16 years ago.
3 years ago
Reunion between the firefighter and the child he rescued from a burning home
3 years ago

Workshop gives special-needs children a chance to dance with real-life ballerinas

The children are taught and then treated to a performance by their teachers.
3 years ago
Workshop gives special-needs children a chance to dance with real-life ballerinas
3 years ago

Workshop turns special-needs children into ballerinas

The children attend two days of classes and then are treated to a performance by their teachers.
3 years ago
Workshop turns special-needs children into ballerinas
3 years ago

8-year-old boy in Detroit is brought to tears after getting his 1 wish

Daerye Neely, homeless for most of his life, was speechless when he saw his new bed.
3 years ago
8-year-old boy in Detroit is brought to tears after getting his 1 wish
3 years ago

Recognizing those who braved the ice and snow to help people in need

From firefighters to neighbors, residents were captured coming to others' aid despite the snowstorm.
3 years ago
Recognizing those who braved the ice and snow to help people in need
3 years ago

Blind triplets credit their father with helping them earn highest rank in Boy Scouts

Nick, Leo and Steven Cantos thanked father Ollie Cantos for his encouragement.
3 years ago
Blind triplets credit their father with helping them earn highest rank in Boy Scouts
3 years ago

2 mariners rescued after being adrift in the Pacific for 5 months

The two women and their dogs were rescued by the Navy after being spotted 900 miles off the coast of Japan.
3 years ago
2 mariners rescued after being adrift in the Pacific for 5 months
3 years ago

Woman who received heart transplant honors donor by running half-marathon

Kristin Marx considers everyday Thanksgiving since the heart transplant that saved her life.
3 years ago
Woman who received heart transplant honors donor by running half-marathon
3 years ago

Heroes emerge from the ashes of the California wildfires

Firefighters, first responders and neighbors help each other in the midst of tragedy.
3 years ago
Heroes emerge from the ashes of the California wildfires
3 years ago

2-time cancer survivor returns to hospital as a nurse

The 24-year-old Montana Brown started a new job as a pediatric nurse at AFLAC Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where both times she was treated with chemotherapy for a year.
3 years ago
2-time cancer survivor returns to hospital as a nurse
3 years ago

2 young sisters react to their newly adopted baby sister

The parents decided to surprise their daughters while adding to their growing family.
3 years ago
2 young sisters react to their newly adopted baby sister
3 years ago

71-year-old wife gets lost for 6 days on a hike honoring her late husband

Sajean Geer wanted to scatter her husband's ashes in Olympic National Park in Washington state but her will to survive sustained her until she was rescued by helicopter.
3 years ago
71-year-old wife gets lost for 6 days on a hike honoring her late husband
3 years ago

Person of the week: Keenan Briggs

11 year-old Keenan Briggs was born without much of his left arm, but that didn't stop him from hitting a home run.
3 years ago
Person of the week: Keenan Briggs
3 years ago

Sky's the limit for baseball player, 11, born without his left hand

Kevin Briggs, 11, who was born without his left hand, hit his first over-the-fence home run on July 1 with the Warren County South All-Stars in Kentucky.
3 years ago
Sky's the limit for baseball player, 11, born without his left hand
3 years ago

9-year-old born without legs finds success on wrestling team

With his community, coach Miguel Rodriguez and mother Bernadette Hopton in his corner, rising fifth-grader Isaiah Bird, 9, is excelling at wrestling.
3 years ago
9-year-old born without legs finds success on wrestling team
3 years ago

Person of the week: Isaiah Bird

This 9-year-old athlete has defied the odds after facing big obstacles.
3 years ago
Person of the week: Isaiah Bird
3 years ago

Children with autism find a way to thrive

Young swimmers with autism discover a whole new world in the pool.
3 years ago
Children with autism find a way to thrive
3 years ago

A father cycled 1,400 miles for a cause

Bill Conner rode with a mission to bring awareness to organ donation in honor of his dead daughter, and was surprised by her heart recipient.
3 years ago
A father cycled 1,400 miles for a cause
3 years ago

American company owned and operated by veterans turns symbol of freedom into work of art

The company uses all American made tools, supplies and materials to create wooden flags signed by veterans.
3 years ago
American company owned and operated by veterans turns symbol of freedom into work of art
3 years ago

4-year-old with rare blood disease meets her favorite singer

Leah Carroll received over 8 million views of her singing Mandisa's hit song "You're an Overcomer," prompting the music artist to pay his young fan a visit.
3 years ago
4-year-old with rare blood disease meets her favorite singer
4 years ago

Touching story of three boys destined to be raised by a woman they call mom

One young mom took in three boys who had faced unspeakable trauma.
4 years ago
Touching story of three boys destined to be raised by a woman they call mom
4 years ago

Children in Somalia are malnourished and fighting for their lives

Doctors and nurses are working tirelessly to save children on the brink of death from starvation.
4 years ago
Children in Somalia are malnourished and fighting for their lives
4 years ago

Meet the doctors and nurses behind the fight against starvation in Somaliland

Doctors and nurses in Somaliland are fighting desperately to save the lives of millions of children at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa.
4 years ago
Meet the doctors and nurses behind the fight against starvation in Somaliland
4 years ago

Mother of 4 inspires others and makes good on promise to her father

Confined to a wheelchair for the past 12 years, Yvonne Llanes of San Antonio, Texas, walks again.
4 years ago
Mother of 4 inspires others and makes good on promise to her father
4 years ago

Barbershop finds success in out-of-the-box idea to get kids reading

The Fuller Cut started its program after hearing about others across the U.S.
4 years ago
Barbershop finds success in out-of-the-box idea to get kids reading
4 years ago

Barber gets children excited to read

Children enthusiastically show off their literacy skills by reading books while getting their hair cut.
4 years ago
Barber gets children excited to read
4 years ago

Florida chef honors promise to cook for every firehouse in the state

Person of the Week: Chef honors memory of firefighter friend one meal at a time.
4 years ago
Florida chef honors promise to cook for every firehouse in the state
4 years ago

Florida chef makes promise to cook for every firehouse in the state

Chef Rob lost a firefighter friend on 9/11 and has since cooked for 125 fire departments across Florida.
4 years ago
Florida chef makes promise to cook for every firehouse in the state