True Stories

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Meet the Parents Fighting to End Pediatric Cancer

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

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The Amazing Ways 8 Extraordinary People Said “I Love You”

Sometimes, the people we love deserve more than chocolate and flowers. >>

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

A dedicated daughter does the extraordinary. >>

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Everyday Heroes: When His Family Fell Overboard

With his family adrift in rough waters, John Riggs swam for help. >>

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Editor’s Note: This Herring Says I Love You

A Christmas tradition illustrates the true meaning of love. >>

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What’s Navy SEAL Training Really Like?

Facing a new job and the stress of midlife, Stephen Madden wanted to get mentally tougher. Could… >>

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An Adoption Story That Started at Saks

A chance conversation at a lunch counter led me around the world—and to the child who was meant… >>

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“Things This Good Don’t Happen to Kids Like Us”

I went to meet these two young athletes for a TV story I was doing. I stayed because I could not… >>

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6 Christmas Stories of Wonder and Love

It's a perfect time to read about how other families experience the joy of the season. Also: 6… >>