Monthly Archives: May 2008

Operation Fairy Dust

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Operation Fairy Dust helps high school girls prepare for prom night when they otherwise couldn’t afford to do so.”]Prom. They say you never forget the day, good or bad. The date. The hair. The makeup. The dress. But … Continue reading

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Connor, Hayley, and Emma Gilbert

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Half of the proceeds from the teens’ ‘Polar Bear Gear’ help fund a program that sends kids to the Arctic North.”]This week we heard big news from Washington: Polar bears are now listed as “threatened” and have additional … Continue reading

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Alicia Mixson

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Alicia Mixson takes care of her brother Catlin Mixson, who was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq last year.”]The Mixson family has two young heroes. Catlin Mixson, 21, is one of the nation’s heroes, serving in … Continue reading

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Kate Atwood

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Kate Atwood, second from right, was 6 years old when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.”]When I was 11, my father died. I didn’t know anyone my age who had lost a parent. I thought that … Continue reading

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