Category Archives: Heroes

Fla. high school names down syndrome students homecoming queen and king

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In a historic event, central Florida high school named two students with down syndrome their homecoming queen and king last weekend. Semone Adkins and Travjuan “Bubba” Hunter were escorted by their mothers in what My Fox 8 described as a “historic moment.” The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida claims the honor was the first […]

Children's hospital in Oregon scaled by superheroes

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The Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Ore., was encased in superhero powers on Tuesday after a slew of window washers descended upon the building dressed as superheros. Employees of Millennium Building Services, a company who has been washing the hospital’s windows for 22 years, decided that they would make their next call of duty a […]

9-year-old girl walks a mile after father killed in car crash

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A 9-year-old girl who miraculously survived a car crash that claimed the life of her father early Sunday morning, walked a mile to seek help after her father was killed in a car crash. California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the girl was able to climb out of a mangled 2010 Ford Escape which had plummeted […]

Prison inmates save three drowning boys' lives

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A prison work crew in Hazel Dell, Wash. came to the rescue of three brothers after they heard screaming coming from a raging river near where they were assigned work detail last week as part of their prison term. One inmate, Nelson Pettis from Larch Corrections Center, said, “We just thought it was some kids […]

Mother shoots intruder in effort to protect kids

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A work-at-home Ga. mother of two shot and seriously injured a home intruder on Friday after a man forced himself in to the woman’s home. The Walton County Sheriff’s office noted in a report that the mother heard her doorbell ringing while witnessing someone knocking at the door. The woman says she didn’t recognize the […]

Missouri 11-year-old boy saves 10-year-old's life

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An 11-year-old boy is credited on Monday with saving the life of a schoolmate, 10-year-old Zachary Sanchez, after he fell out of a tree. Andre Key, the boy who saved Sanchez, was waiting for his school bus on Dec. 7 when Sanchez fell out of a tree he had climbed earlier. The boys were waiting […]

Stranger hands Grandmother $100 after gifts were stolen

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Merrily Fugate, an Oregon City, Oregon, Grandmother, was devastated when she went out to her gift-filled-car this weekend, after finishing up some shopping, only to find that all her gifts had been stolen. Fugate, whose first name honors her birthday — a day after Christmas, said while she doesn’t have a lot to spend on […]

Baby becomes lifeless on Ferris Wheel

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A one-year-old Chicago toddler was riding the Ferris Wheel at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Monday with his mother when he started choking.  The baby’s mother, Sanovia Parks, was terrified, not knowing what she could do while the ride was still going and how to properly respond to the boy’s critical life and death needs. The […]

Mother and toddler pinned under car saved by good Samaritans

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A mother, walking across the street in Aurora, Colorado, with her three children, was saved by an off-duty police officer, another police officer and several civilians when the woman and her toddler were struck by a vehicle Monday night. The accident happened as a mother, her 2-year-old daughter and her 4-year-old twins crossed a busy […]

Youngster collects stuffed animals for Hurricane Sandy victims

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Katherine Schell, a 4-year-old Kansas City girl is helping to supply children in storm ravaged NYC with stuffed animals in effort to soothe their sorrow and loss. After Katherine told her mother that she was “worried about the kids that lost their animals”, her mother helped Katherine devise a way of replacing child victim’s toys. […]

Teen saved by a stranger after car stalls on train tracks

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A Tinley Park, Illinois, teen has a lot to be thankful for after a close call he experienced early Halloween when his car stalled on the Metra train tracks. Bill Anetsberger, 17, was late to school so he neglected to put gas in his car last Wednesday. A power outage the night before failed to […]

Youngster to murdered Navy SEAL's mother: 'He should go to heaven'

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The funeral for Glen Doherty, 42-years-old, the Navy SEAL who was murdered in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya last week, was held on Tuesday with the presence of a very unexpected guest. Jonathan Arcuri, 9-years-old, walked down to the funeral from his home in Winchester, Massachusetts, where the funeral was being […]

Woman gives college student free car after he was struck while walking

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Georgia tech student gets car after woman sees his story on the newsA West Georgia Technical College student was given a car by a Good Samaritan after she saw a news broadcast about his long, 15 mile round trip trek to and from his college classes. Branden Whitehead, 20, reportedly walked to and from college classes […]

104-year-old grandmother celebrates birthday 7,000 feet up Mount Hood

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Great-grandmother relives mountain hiking days, high on top Mount Hood, OregonAlice Aho celebrated her 104th birthday as an active grandmother and great-grandmother, showing her family that she’s still up for a great adventure. Aho reportedly told her daughter-in-law that she wanted to scale Mount Hood in Oregon for her 104th birthday, as a homage to […]

Autistic girl falls from window, caught by neighbor

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While mother Shaleema McCree was helping her young son go to the bathroom, her 7-year-old autistic daughter, Keyla, was pushing out a piece holding an air conditioning unit in the window of the family’s 3rd story Coney Island apartment. The little girl was able to wiggle her way through the tiny opening. Witnesses informed the […]

Heroic mom dies shielding toddler from tornado

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Heather Town, a Florida mother of three, made the ultimate sacrifice to save her three-year-old daughter during a violent tornado on Sunday night. The mother and daughter were tossed from their mobile home by the tornado. Town was found covered in barbed wire and debris in a wooded area near her home, still clutching her […]

Seattle truck driver saves baby in runaway stroller

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A Seattle woman was on a jog with her baby in a jogging stroller when she stopped to talk to some other women. She turned the stroller sideways and approached the group. However, the stroller did not stay put. Instead, it started rolling towards an intersection with the baby inside. Fortunately, Jeff Blackburn was driving […]

12-year-old boy enters burning home multiple times to save 4 siblings and pets

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12-year-old Justin Allen’s heroic act of bravery and quick thinking saved the lives of his three younger brothers and three-year-old sister on Sunday when he single handedly rescued each of them from their burning home. The Milton, Florida home caught fire at around 2 a.m. on Mother’s Day.  Justin’s mother, Tiffanie Jackson, was working the […]

Teen hailed as hero after saving toddler from rooftop

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13-year-old saves toddler from plunge after another child had already fallen out A teenager is getting the hero treatment from his Vancouver, Wash. community after he saved a toddler from a two-story fall on Sunday. The local sheriff’s department said the 18-month-old boy was supposed to be napping along with a 2-year-old boy when the […]

Boy helps pay dad's medical bills with lemonade stand

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Enterprising 6-year-old earns thousandsA Texas boy who wanted to help pay his dad’s medical bills turned lemons into lemonade — literally. Drew Cox, 6, opened a lemonade stand in his Gladwater, Texas, neighborhood in an effort to help with the large amount of debt his father had racked up from treatment for a rare form […]

Teen rushes into stable fire to save horses

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McHenry County illinos barn fire leaves at least 18 horses deadA fire that broke out in a barn in a far northern suburb of Chicago Wednesday night has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 18 horses. One brave teen however, Madison Wallraf, 15, reportedly went into the burning inferno to do her part in […]

7-year-old plans to give back to hospital that treated him

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Seven-year-old, Hunter Mehl, is a now a healthy second grader from Hobart, Indiana. As an infant and toddler, however, he experienced seizures and was treated at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. Now, the seven-year-old wants to give back. Riley Hospital offers comprehensive, family-centered care to children and promises never to turn a […]

Seventh grader takes the wheel to save classmates

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A quick-thinking middle school student jumped behind the wheel when his school bus driver passed out on the way to class Monday morning and drove the bus with 15 other students to safety. The driver of the school bus reportedly started waving his hands frantically and gasping for air, losing control of the bus. Milton […]

Washington 8-year-old girl saves choking friend with Heimlich maneuver

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A quick acting 8-year-old girl is being credited with saving her choking friend’s life when she jumped into action and administered the Heimlich maneuver. Samantha Kelley of Puyallup, Wash., was playing with a friend at her home, when the friend began choking on a tangerine slice, according to King 5. “I had just grabbed a […]

Kindergartener performs Heimlich Maneuver on best friend

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How to save a life.These two Kindergarteners, Josiah and Nicholas, are as smart as they are cute.  Josiah definitely deserves the ‘student of the year’ award, after the 6-year-old saved his best friends life. Nicholas was apparently choking on a snack inside the lunch room of the West Avenue Elementary school in Texas when heroic, […]