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Girl, 9, Gets Hit by Truck, Saves Her Little Sister's Life

Sisterly love took on a whole new meaning for Anaiah Rucker last month, when the 9-year-old girl saved her little sister's life by letting herself get hit by a pickup truck.
Anaiah and her 5-year-old sister, Camry, were crossing the street t...
A heroic 9-year-old nearly dies to save her little sis.

Amazing Mom: Lorna Stuart

Lorna Stuart, flanked by her supportive sons, Sam, left, and Nate, is all about making uninsured people healthy. Credit: Courtesy of Lorna Stuart
Amazing Mom: Lorna Stuart, who founded The Clinic, a nonprofit medical facility for the uninsured ...

Boy Saves Family From House Fire

An 11-year-old Chicago boy saved his family from a fire. Credit: Jupiterimages
An 11-year-old Chicago boy saved his family from a devastating house fire when he carried his 2-year-old god-sister out of the house and then ran back inside to al...

Kids Stop Killer With Baseball Bats

A would-be killer armed with a handgun is no match for a pair of eight-year-olds with baseball bats. Listen to this one: After his girlfriend broke up with him, Charles Arby Bradley of Gainesville, FL, tried to reconcile, but she wasn't having any...

Grandpa Sacrifices Self for Granddaughter's Safety

Denver grandfather James Lewin, 65, is being hailed as a hero after putting himself in harm's way and saving his newborn granddaughter. Mr. Lewin and his family, including his daughter and her two children, were out for a walk following a communit...

Eleven-Year-Old Girl Saves Seven

Maddie McRae is being hailed a hero whose bravery saved the lives of seven people. After heavy rains washed out a section of roadway, two vehicles, including the one she was riding in with her mother and two siblings, ended up in the river. "I knew w...

Bicycle-riding mom catches pervert

Motherhood is definitely a challenge. It's a lot of hard work and moms are, in their own special way, true superheroes. One Boulder, Colorado mother, however, took that concept literally and chased down a pervert, on her bicycle, while carrying her t...

Teen saves boy from drowning

Water safety is pretty darn important, especially if you're going to be hanging out at the lake. You can either opt for swim lessons, a good lifejacket or PFD (personal flotation device), or, you could just keep Jason Wright of British Columbia, Cana...

Pregnant woman called "hero" after chasing down drunk driver

When you're a parent, the instinct to protect your child is sometimes overwhelming. When my husband stumbled on our concrete porch steps with our older daughter, then just an infant, they both fell... hard. He ended up with scrapes and bruises. She w...

Chinese police officer promoted for nursing quake babies

Leaving her own baby with her parents, thirty-year-old policewoman Jiang Xiaojuan went to work helping with the disaster relief after the big earthquake that struck China last month. She picked up the nickname "the police mum" after breastfeeding nin...

Teen saves five-year-old from surf

John Palencar is but sixteen years old, and yet he has already experienced much. He's taken a cruise with his family to the Bahamas, spent a day at the beach in Nassau, and saved a drowning five-year-old's life. Palencar was hanging out with other to...

Four-year-old saves mom

A Utah girl spent seven minutes on the phone with emergency services, calmly answering questions while paramedics rushed to her mother's aid. The four-year-old's mother fell down the stairs in their home and was knocked unconscious, so little Mikayla...

Six-year-old saves grandmother

At six years old, Macey McCann Widmier wants to be a teacher -- a noble, if not lucrative goal. Sure, that might change by the time she gets to college, but I'm betting she'll do something that involves helping others. She's already gotten some pract...

Mom succumbs to cancer to save baby

Lorraine Allard must have been overjoyed to learn that she was going to have a son. The mother of three girls, she and husband Martyn figured their family would be complete after little Liam was born. Unfortunately, it didn't quite go as planned. Fou...

Eleven-year-old Aussie saves dad

They make 'em tough and rugged, down under. Take, for example, Lachlan "Lochie" Nally. He and his dad were driving along when something happened and their car ended up rolling over. A lot of kids would start crying and wait for help to arrive, especi...

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