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Blind couple ‘sees’ life through their son’s eyes

Touch, hear, smell and taste. These are the four senses that used to guide blind couple Eva and Jocelino. However, five years ago things began to change. After seven years of trying, Eva became pregnant with a boy. Her sight … Continue reading

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Stand up to the Bullies – Teen Suicide’s Plea

Another teenager has died as a result of the pernicious social virus of our age – bullying. Every time it happens it feels as if there’s no light at the end of the tunnel of person-on-person cruelty. The Columbine High … Continue reading

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Alan Fonteles – An exclusive interview with the boy from Brazil who stunned the world

The Paralympic Games are over but its legacy lives on thanks to the amazing achievements of the 2012 champions – especially the ‘Boy from Brazil’. This was the expression chosen by the international news media when talking about Alan Fonteles … Continue reading

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Twenty year old Sam Nagy is the youngest ever altruistic kidney donor

Some people show kindness by donating money to charity, others by donating time to help someone in need, but not many would undertake a life threatening operation. This, however, is exactly what twenty year old Sam Nagy from Huddersfield did … Continue reading

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The Cameron Effect: When tragedy becomes ‘7 Acts of Kindness’

Since 2001, 11 September is remembered as a day of destruction due to a series of terrorist attacks that killed thousands of innocent people. Even though the pain is unlikely to ever go away for completely, one family – in … Continue reading

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Paralympian Karen Darke makes the ultimate sacrifice at London 2012

As we say goodbye to the Olympics, Paralympics and a summer of sport like no other, many tales have arisen of kindness, courage and triumph over adversity. One such story is a bittersweet tale, that will in the some respects … Continue reading

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A tall tale of kindness

Tall tales are nearly always based on actual events that have been exaggerated. When it comes to fish stories, one can always expect to be fooled. We all know that fishermen brag about the “Big One that got away?” This … Continue reading

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Torchbearer Dan Lights The Way

EIGHT thousand people were selected to carry the Olympic flame as it crossed the UK. Among the many athletes and celebrities chosen as torchbearers, there were also ordinary people, each of them nominated for doing something meaningful or special. People … Continue reading

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Big City Sleep: sleeping rough can make a difference

Millions of homeless children in Brazil have no choice but to sleep on the streets. Recently, nearly 100 Londoners accepted the challenge to spend an odd night out; sleeping rough to raise money for Brazilian street kids. The group met … Continue reading

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Rudi Richardson: An Unlikely Hero

Rudi Richardson is an unlikely hero. Born in a women’s prison in Germany in 1955, where his mother had been convicted of prostitution, he was adopted by an African American couple who changed his name, and took him to live … Continue reading

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