Category Archives: Hero

Shropshire’s Military Cross Hero Ricky Furgusson to Carry Olympic Torch

Military Cross hero Ricky Furgusson has been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch through his hometown of Shropshire. Furgusson was nominated for this torch bearing role by his friends Gemainea and Melissa Davies. “No one deserves to carry the Olympic … Continue reading

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Welsh Rugby Star’s 737 Challenge Sets New Mountain Climbing Record

Putting a career-ending injury behind him, ex Welsh rugby star Richard Parks has became the first person to climb the highest mountain peaks on all seven continents, climb Mount Everest and reach both the North and South Poles in less … Continue reading

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Huntsville’s Carrabba’s restaurant kept public safety workers fed in tornado’s aftermath

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – After the tornadoes roared trough on April 27, there was power outage, people couldn’t work, and most of them had nothing to eat, at that point it was all hands on deck for local public safety workers, and the … Continue reading

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Quadriplegic Crosses 730 Miles of Australian Desert In A Wheelchair

Rob Cook, the first person to cross Australia’s Tanimi Desert in a wheelchair, has been awarded Local Hero of 2012 in Australia’s Northern Territory. Rob Cook, 30, is an Australian farmer who was rendered a C4 quadriplegic after a helicopter … Continue reading

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Million-to-One Chance Saves Dying Baby

It was a million-to-one chance that saved her baby’s life when a frantic mother rushed out into the street looking for help. At that very moment First Aider Naa Kai Laryea, 16, just happened to be walking past her door … Continue reading

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Lady GaGa Founds Youth Empowerment Charity

Lady GaGa has established a youth foundation aimed at fighting intolerance and establishing ‘a standard of bravery and kindness’. The flamboyant star announced plans for her Born This Way Foundation on Twitter: “I’m proud to announce: My mommy + I … Continue reading

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Turkey Earthquake Survivors Rescued After 100 Hours Buried Alive

Even amid the tragedy of the earthquake in Eastern Turkey that has so far claimed the lives of more than 600 people, stories of hope emerge. Two survivors – a 13 year-old boy and an 18 year-old – were pulled alive … Continue reading

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Prince William Supports Epic Polar Charity Race

Six British soldiers have set out on a remarkable mission to re-trace the journeys of Captain Scott and Roald Amundsen in their bid to be the first to the South Pole in 1911/12. The Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race aims to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Reese Witherspoon Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

Reese Witherspoon was a special guest at the ninth annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Closing Ceremony in New York on Sunday October 16, where she thanked walkers, crew and supporters for their incredible commitment to the cause. Ms. Witherspoon is … Continue reading

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Homeless Hero in Line for George Medal

A dramatic life-saving rescue by a homeless man could win him the George Medal from Her Majesty the Queen. Adan Abobaker,38, risked his own life jumping into the icy Thames to save a suicidal woman. A temporary resident at St … Continue reading

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