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Making A Difference Stories
An Army veteran builds a giving garden to give back to help the co-workers who helped he and his wife through their darkest time
Sunset Hills man diagnosed with ALS is finding great strength from his loving family.
A camp for kids with heart ailments staffed by the doctors and nurses at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Occupational Therapist and amputee Christina Stephens built a prosthetic leg out of legos to help destigmatize amputation.
A wounded warrior receives a puppy that will one day be his service dog thanks to the kindness of strangers.
If you've ever wondered, this is what healing sounds like.
A field of dreams for kids who are deaf and want to play ball
Woman with terminal cancer somehow sees the light in her darkest days.
Artist from the projects returns to help kids growing up from the old neighborhood thanks to his unlikely adopted father.
Seven women recover from breast cancer surgery in a recliner that they now call the "Healing Chair."
Local scupltor created a business that's growing by sending out smiles.
For the Caretakers at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, everyday is Memorial Day.
After all these years, Jonathan Deery still looks forward to the days he spends with Allen Savat.
Incredible story of how an Airman was saved and a doctor was changed and now they'll compete together in the ultimate test of strength and endurance.
A 13 year old has had more surgeries than birthdays but he finally gets to go home on Mother's Day.
Nine-year-old Granite City girl who has Dyslexia overcomes her fears and writes a book with an important message.
After hundreds of tests doctors still don't have a diagnosis for a teenager who lost the ability to walk.
Former Firefighter runs for a cause. His ill daughter who recently underwent a lung transplant.
It's not a cure but a new therapy program has young cancer patients singing a different tune.
With precise, confident brush strokes, the colors come together as pieces in a puzzle. The artist expressing not what he sees but what he feels.
A kitchen worker spends whatever money is left over from her modest salary to help feed the hungry in East St. Louis.
Velma Hunt never went to medical school but for many patients at Children's Hospital she is just what the doctor ordered.
A local teenager's positive prescription is making a difference for other patients with Leukemia.
When it comes to this troupe of actors, there's one thing you can always count on: they'll be home for Christmas.
If they've learned one thing over the years at Mercy Hospital, it's that nothing is more infectious than a smile. They've been few and far between lately for 12-year-old Garrison Gosling.
Meghan Vogel comes to St. Louis to accept a National Sportsmanship award for showing compassion in the middle of competition.
At Spirit Airport in Chesterfield, there are no boarding passes for the 1 p.m. flight to Kansas City. Especially since the passengers today are dogs.
Sometimes the best teacher can be a student.
A tribute to a young Cardinals fan who fought Muscular Dystrophy with courage and grace.
In the Vehige house, family isn't just an important thing. It's everything.