Teen Saves Others from Deer Attack … Using a Hammer
When high school student Alexis Vaughan saw a buck attacking a woman, she took matters into her own hands.
Plane Crash Survivors in the Alaskan Wilderness
Dense clouds obscuring his way, a pilot flies into a mountain. How could this family survive?
Profile in Courage: The Citizen
Off-duty Army Specialist Michael Menchaca put his life in danger to save a man in a wheelchair who had fallen...
Profile in Courage: The Teacher
Rhonda Crosswhite risked her life to protect her students from the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma.
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: My Enemy, My Friend
From the moment Serbian missile commander Zoltan Dani shot down U.S. fighter pilot Dale Zelko's plane, the two were tangled...
This Brave Truck Driver Saved a Woman From Domestic Violence in the Most Heroic Way
With courage, quick thinking, and a little help from a friend, Michael Schiotis saves a stranger.
This 15-Year-Old Boy Saved a Little Girl From a Kidnapper
When the young Jocelyn Rojas was snatched outside of her home, a quick-thinking teen sprang into action and became an...
Aboard the Costa Concordia: One Family’s Nightmare
Our family vacation aboard the Costa Concordia went terribly wrong. Here’s what it felt like to almost go down with...
Survival Stories: Free Fall Above Death Canyon
Lauren McLean was a seasoned climber. No one expected her to end up broken on a ledge.
Man Risks Life to Save Boys Floating Out to Sea
"They were floating out to sea": How an everyday hero rescued two boys in dire circumstances.
Barefoot Teen Braves Fire, Saves Neighbors
“I’d never seen smoke like that,” he says. “My glasses immediately turned black from the ash.”
Survival Story: The Little Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Help
Eight-year-old Robert was nonverbal with an autism spectrum disorder, so when he vanished in a Virginia state park and prompted...
The Tot and the Twister: A Real-Life Tornado Drama
When a tornado struck near their hometown of Forney, Texas, the Enochs almost lost it all: Here's the amazing story...
Miracle Rescue from an Icy River Plunge
On a frigid winter day, a group of strangers band together to save three children.
Miracle Boy Survivor of the Haiti Earthquake
An estimated 100,000 children were left orphaned by the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, but Kiki, luckily, is not one...
Bear Attack: The Story of Seven Boys and One Grizzly
Seven high school students were near the end of their month-long survival course in the Alaskan wilderness, but the real...
You Only Live Twice
On a cold Minnesota morning, Howard Snitzer collapsed on a sidewalk. Ninety-six minutes later, he still didn't have a heartbeat....
Mayday! One Man’s Story of Surviving a Plane Crash
Could you survive a plane crash for 18 hours treading water without a life vest? Michael Trapp did. Here's how....
Averie the Snow Angel
Averie Carrion, just four years old, braved a cold, snowy night to rescue her family. Did she have a guardian...
Father Kills Bear to Save Son
Just a few more steps, a few … more … steps. Crouched in a thick stand of pines above the
11-year-old Survivor of Floodwaters Saves Her Family
Like most Oregonians, Stephanie McRae was used to driving in foul weather. Although rain still pelted the windshield of her
World Trade Center Attack Survivor Lauren Manning: A Long Road Back to Health
September 2006, and Lauren Manning looks terrific. Striding across the lobby of a Manhattan high-rise, she exudes the confidence she
Shark! How One Surfer Survived an Attack
Silver fog blanketed California’s Monterey Bay on a late August morning last year. For Todd Endris, it was a perfect