Heroes

Quick Thinking Saves a Couple Stalled in a Train's Way
Quick Thinking Saves a Couple Stalled in a Train’s Way

Chris Ihle, a former mortgage consultant, received a Carnegie Medal for his act of courage. >>

Everyday Hero: Neighbor Rescues Toddler Who Disappeared in Hole
Everyday Hero: Neighbor Rescues Toddler Who Disappeared in Hole

“Alyson fell in the hole!” the girl's sister cried to Luz. Luz peered down the hole in… >>

Feel-Good Story: Social Worker-Mechanic Gives a Lift
Feel-Good Story: Social Worker-Mechanic Gives a Lift

Social worker-turned-mechanic Cathy Heying provides affordable car repair to those in need. >>

Hero Barber and Customer Risk Their Lives for a Stranger
Hero Barber and Customer Risk Their Lives for a Stranger

When a woman screamed, the two men sprinted into the line of fire to help. >>

Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed
Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed

"Nothing will ever be the same" was our constant refrain after the terrorist attacks. But how… >>

The Girl Whose Strength Was Beyond Her Years
The Girl Whose Strength Was Beyond Her Years

When her grandfather falls ill, a fearless little girl comes to the rescue. >>

Everyday Heroes: The Blind Firefighter
Everyday Heroes: The Blind Firefighter

A blind man rescues a woman from a fire. >>

Why This Heroic Boy Scout Went Over a Waterfall
Why This Heroic Boy Scout Went Over a Waterfall

When a ten-year-old saw a little girl in danger, he dived in to save her. >>

4 Veterans' Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home
4 Veterans’ Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home

These service members show that heroism continues off the battlefield, too. >>

How Good-Deed Videos Work to Inspire Kindness in Others
How Good-Deed Videos Work to Inspire Kindness in Others

Meet the friends behind GiveBackFilms. >>

Everyday Heroes:
Everyday Heroes: “I Carried Him Down the Mountain”

How hiker Andi Davis saved the life 
of a 50-pound pit bull. >>

Janitor Rescues 19 Seniors From Abandoned Center
Janitor Rescues 19 Seniors From Abandoned Center

“I’d never want to see my parents or grandparents go through anything like that.” >>

Brave Strangers Rescue Teen from Fiery Car Crash
Brave Strangers Rescue Teen from Fiery Car Crash

It looked like the mangled wreck would be engulfed in flames at any minute. >>

Everyday Heroes Who Used Robotics to Help a Classmate
Everyday Heroes Who Used Robotics to Help a Classmate

Two engineering students help a classmate in need. >>

She Landed Her Plane on the Hudson River
She Landed Her Plane on the Hudson River

When her plane lost power, pilot Deniece De Priester pulled off a perfect water landing. >>

Meet the Parents Fighting to End Pediatric Cancer
Meet the Parents Fighting to End Pediatric Cancer

When these parents heard the unimaginable words “your child has cancer,” they grieved—then… >>

Everyday Heroes:
Everyday Heroes: “Marathon Queen” Raises $200,000

A dedicated daughter does the extraordinary. >>

What Makes Someone Brave?
What Makes Someone Brave?

Does courage live in the heart or the mind? What compels some people to turn toward danger and… >>

Profile in Courage: The Citizen
Profile in Courage: The Citizen

Off-duty Army Specialist Michael Menchaca put his life in danger to save a man in a wheelchair who… >>

Profile in Courage: The Teacher
Profile in Courage: The Teacher

Rhonda Crosswhite risked her life to protect her students from the tornado that devastated Moore… >>