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Posted on February 08 2018

Coffee Shop Brews Opportunity for People with Disabilities

In Wilmington, North Carolina, Amy Wright's coffee shop offers employment and a community for 40 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Posted on February 01 2018

The World’s Largest Beach Clean Up

Over three years ago, Versova beach in Mumbai was little more than a dumping ground for garbage and waste. After witnessing the devastating impact the refuse was having on the ocean, Afroz Shah decided to take matters into his own hands.

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Posted on January 19 2018

Keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Alive

For the past 15 years, Stephon Ferguson has been traveling the world reenacting the mighty speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With his uncanny cadence, Ferguson found his calling channeling the voice of Dr. King, making certain the power of his words are never forgotten.

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Posted on January 11 2018

The Hero of Kansas City: Restaurant Owner Gives Former Inmates A Second Chance

A criminal record isn't preventing a metro restaurant owner from hiring employees. The owner of Anton's Taproom in downtown KC is giving some people a second chance. Anton Kotar opened his steakhouse farm-to-table restaurant and butcher shop in 2012. Since then, he's hired nearly two dozen people with criminal backgrounds.

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Posted on January 04 2018

Single-Handedly Saving New Orleans

Meet Burnell Cotlon. It’s been 12 years since Hurricane Katrina, and most people have given up on New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. Not Burnell. He thought the neighborhood was worth saving. Somebody had to do something. And that somebody was him.

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Posted on December 28 2017

A Boy Who Saved 17 Lives Gets a Big Surprise

SoulPancake surprises 13-year-old hero, Virgil Smith, who trudged into the Hurricane Harvey flood waters with an air mattress to transport his stranded neighbors to safety. We’d say that deserves a Standing Ovation!

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Posted on December 20 2017

How a Biker Club Helped Stop Bullying

For years, Phil Mick fell victim to bullying. His worrying gave him stomach aches and he began to resent going to school. Then, he got help from some unlikely angels—50 big-hearted, leather-clad bikers.

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Posted on December 14 2017

After Losing a Leg, Man Wins Gold

Jarryd Wallace had his leg amputated below the knee in 2010 as a 19-year-old when complications arose following surgery aimed at relieving the symptoms of the incredibly painful compartment syndrome. Just one year after his amputation, Wallace won the 2011 Parapan Games with the fastest time in the world that year.

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Posted on December 06 2017

How a Golfer Lost His Sight and Became a Champion

When he was 19 years old, Jeremy Poincenot began losing his vision. Already a talented golfer, Poincenot was afraid that he wouldn’t be able to continue playing the sport he loved. But one year later, with a little encouragement from his mother, Poincenot went to the driving range. With that, he resolved to compete again. Poincenot, along with his father as his coach, caddy and guide, set off on a journey to play in the World Blind Golf Championship. The pair did more than play: they won.

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Posted on November 30 2017

Strangers Band Together to Support a Man in Trouble

When a man stood on the ledge of a building, regular citizens gathered on the ground to hoist encouraging signs and sing words of support.

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