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Hero Dad Helps Wheelchair-Bound Son Join College Marching Band

Patrick Hughes was born without eyes and with a tightening of his joints that makes it impossible for him to walk or even straighten out his limbs. But incredibly, his disability hasn’t stopped him from joining the University of Louisville marching band.

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‘Heroic’ Social Worker Tried to Save Lives in Joplin Tornado, Now Denied Workman’s Comp

A social worker in a group home for the disabled almost lost his life trying to save residents when a tornado decimated much of Joplin, Missouri this spring. Now, his company’s insurance provider is denying him workman’s compensation.

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Motorcycle Crash Rescuers Speak About Their Act of Heroism [VIDEO]

Brandon Wright, the 21-year-old student whose life was saved when a group of strangers pulled him from beneath a burning car, is in recovery  at a Murray, Utah hospital, ‘Today‘ reports. His saviors, whose brave rescue was caught on camera in a video that went viral yesterday, spoke about the experience to the press.

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4-Year-Old Girl Crawls Through Snow to Save Family [VIDEO]

The pick-up truck 4-year-old Averie Carrion was riding in with her mother and one-year-old brother slid off an icy Iowa highway, flipping over into the snow.

It was night, and the temperature was well below freezing. But Averie managed to crawl her way out of the overturned vehicle, and then trudged a quarter mile through the snow to the nearest farmhouse to get help. She told the family who lived in the farmhouse that her brother was injured and she thought her mother was dead.

Averie’s mom wasn‘t dead -- she thinks that she blacked out after the accident -- and was obviously very upset when she couldn‘t find Averie. However, not long after the emergency vehicles arrived, the folks from the farmhouse got to the scene and informed everyone that Averie was back at the house and doing fine.

Luckily, nobody was seriously injured, making for an especially happy ending.

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