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Posted on October 19 2017

Helping ‘Misfits’ Catch Their First Wave

After spending years teaching billionaires and celebrities to surf, Lambert Lo decided to trade in his high profile job to follow his heart. Now, as the founder of Mix Academy, Lo helps those who most need smiles catch their first wave.

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Posted on October 12 2017

Unlikely Football Player Packs a Punch

The Brandywine Bulldogs in Wilmington, Delaware, have one of the most unlikely football players in America today. And not just because this guy is so little, but because this guy is a girl. At 4'8", Felicia Perez is one of the shortest kids in her school.

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Posted on October 05 2017

Wheelchair Costumes Turn Kids Into Superheroes

One Halloween, Ryan Weimer’s then-3-year-old son wanted to dress up as a pirate. But his son, who has spinal muscular atrophy, is restricted to a wheelchair. So Ryan fashioned a homemade costume that incorporated the wheelchair as a pirate ship, and his son absolutely loved it. From that idea was born Magic Wheelchair—a global non-profit organization that creates custom wheelchair costumes for kids.

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Posted on September 28 2017

Rescuing Cats for Donations

As professional arborists, brothers-in-law Tom Otto and Shaun Sears are quite adept at climbing trees. The cats that they rescue are not.

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Posted on September 21 2017

Cruise Ship Passengers Help Hurricane Irma Victims

Royal Caribbean sent ships to the Caribbean to help with Hurricane Irma relief efforts. One of them, the Majesty of the Seas, was in the middle of a five-day cruise when it joined the humanitarian mission.

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Posted on September 14 2017

Climbing a Volcano for a Cause

In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Corporal Kionte Storey lost his leg to an IED. Once back in the States, Storey battled PTSD and depression as he tried to adjust to life as an amputee. Luckily, he found a positive method for channeling those dark feelings: mountain climbing.

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Posted on September 06 2017

Jet Ski-Riding Heroes Rescue Houston Grandparents

The couple, Karen and J.C. Spencer, said they were OK for the first couple of days of Hurricane Harvey, but things took a turn for the worse on Monday when their home began to fill with water.

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Posted on August 31 2017

Houston Businessman Open His Furniture Store as a Shelter

Houston businessman Jim McIngvale, known as “Mattress Mack,” put his Texas-sized heart on display when he provided food and shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuees and members of the Texas National Guard.

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Posted on August 24 2017

Camp Gives Disabled Talent a Chance to Shine

For those with disabilities, finding a place in the film industry can feel isolating. The dearth of opportunity for disabled talent inspired the Halby family to create Zeno Mountain Farm, a camp dedicated to finding and celebrating the talent in everyone.

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Posted on August 17 2017

Little League Baseball Transforms America’s Most Dangerous City

For the past decade, Camden, New Jersey, has endured one of the highest rates of murder and poverty in the United States. In that sense, it’s an unlikely place to start a Little League Baseball organization. But in 2011, Bryan Morton—once a drug dealer and ex-con himself—did just that. Morton thought that giving kids a place to play baseball would help alleviate the ills that once impacted him and his peers.

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