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Over the Rainbow: Motherhood and the Gift of Life

Over the Rainbow: Motherhood and the Gift of Life

Gwen Mutter knows that being a mother is one of life’s greatest gifts. Her daughter, Stephanie Green, found that out as well after adopting a newborn baby girl in early 2012. What both of them understood was that to give your child everything is...

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Driven: A NASCAR Driver Pays it Forward

Driven: A NASCAR Driver Pays it Forward

Joey Gase may be a rising star in NASCAR but he’s also a 24-year-old who, not too long ago, had to make the hardest decision he may ever face. Joey was 18 when his mother, Mary Jo, suffered a brain aneurysm at the age of 44 which tragically took...

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Finding the Light: Through My Sister’s Eyes

Finding the Light: Through My Sister’s Eyes

Jackie Hall lost her older sister, Erma, to breast cancer in 2015. Six years had separated them, but not much else. The two had already been through so much together—the passing of their father and the near-total degeneration of Jackie’s eyesight...

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Heart of an Activist: The Unstoppable Dr. Rodgers-Rose

Heart of an Activist: The Unstoppable Dr. Rodgers-Rose

Well into her 80th year and her second heart, Dr. La Francis Rodgers-Rose hasn’t slowed down. After a lifetime on the go, the community activist, university teacher and heart transplant recipient is currently gearing up to host the 14th annual...

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Husband Gives Wife a Kidney for their Anniversary

Husband Gives Wife a Kidney for their Anniversary

Forget flowers, jewelry and a fancy dinner – what Cindy Chafian really wanted for her 20th wedding anniversary was a new kidney. Actually, it was her husband Scott, who really wanted to give her one. Cindy took some convincing. She’d turned...

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Wedding Bells for Sweet Briar Grad Behind Viral Photo

Wedding Bells for Sweet Briar Grad Behind Viral Photo

She never expected to be famous. Meredith Haga just wanted to live. Even still, her graduation photo has been seen by more than 1.5 million people since it posted on Facebook last summer. The image features a simple message on top of her cap: I...

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No Aging Out: Older Kidneys Help Patients on Dialysis

No Aging Out: Older Kidneys Help Patients on Dialysis

Many people assume they can’t donate organs after they’ve reached a certain age, but science and research are disproving that notion. Organs — especially kidneys – that come from senior citizens work well in many patients and they’re often...

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