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Heroes 2014 Donations

Bringing awareness to this baby's rare illness spinal muscular atrophy SMA

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9/11 museum: 'Unimaginable loss,' courage, and compassion at ground zero (+video)

The 9/11 museum "tells heartbreaking stories of unimaginable loss, but also inspiring stories of courage and compassion," said former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849" by Cecil Woddham-Smith - The Great Hunger is a heartbreaking story of suffering, insensitivity, and blundering stupidity; yet it is also an epic tale of courage, dignity, and—despite all odds—a hardly supportable optimism.

The Bookshop: Penelope Fitzgerald: 0046442869461: Books "“A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life, and as such it must surely be a necessary commodity.” Beautifully written, unsentimental, heartbreaking, story of courage, triumph in loss and tragedy (myth of sysyphus rather than the envy of sysyphus)

Wallenberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Save Thousands of Jews Fascinating and heartbreaking read. What can be done by one bold and courageous person? Thousands of lives can be saved. What big thing are you being called to do?

2013 luncheon will feature Donovan Campbell, author of the book Joker One – A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood, where there are scenes of heroism and others of heartbreaking folly. #wehonorveterans #donovancampbell

Amanda Wilcox and Her Right to Try Our latest video chronicles the heartbreaking story of Stage IV Cancer patient Amanda Wilcox, and shows her courage and resistance in the fight to beat cancer. Like Amanda, terminally ill patients deserve hope. State lawmakers can do their part to extend that hope to thousands of Tennessee’s terminally ill patients by passing Right to Try in 2015.

One of the most courageous and heartbreaking stories at National Mill Dog Rescue was the story of Ziva, a beautiful Keeshond we rescued who was missing her back feet. As Theresa Strader stated “Ziva, you, in all your courage, were such a bright spot for us and I promise that your memory will live on in our work always.” Read more here: >>

Sold: Patricia McCormick: Heartbreaking story of a young peasant girl from Nepal who is sold into prostitution in a far away place by her stepfather. Amazing story of strength, hope and courage. In the face of overwhelming cruelty and lack of regard for human life this young girl was able to connect with others and found a reason for joy. And most of all maintained hope.