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Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 5:57 PM
Couple Facing Life-Threatening Illness Use Wedding to Change Lives

Couple Facing Life-Threatening Illness Use Wedding to Change Lives

A couple dealing with a life-threatening illness is using their wedding to make a difference in the lives of others. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has their heart-wrenching story.  Watch »

Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 5:48 PM
Organization Aims to Help People Keep Their Homes

Organization Aims to Help People Keep Their Homes

A local non-profit organization is helping people that are homeless or at risk of losing their home. The organization is called "Facing Forward," and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has their story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 at 6:32 PM
Survivor Sews Pillows for Those Battling Breast Cancer

Survivor Sews Pillows for Those Battling Breast Cancer

A breast cancer survivor makes hundreds of pillows a month for women who are battling breast cancer, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz explains how this small gesture is making a big difference in the lives of women... Watch »

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 at 5:12 PM
'UCAN' Helps Give Kids a Safe Place to Be Themselves

'UCAN' Helps Give Kids a Safe Place to Be Themselves

Trying to improve and fighting crime at the same time, a church has designed the “UCAN” program to help give kids a safe place to be themselves. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has more. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 7:13 PM
Suburban Runner Gives Coach Gift of Life

Suburban Runner Gives Coach Gift of Life

A suburban runner gives the gift of life to his coach after crossing finish lines together for decades. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 6:54 PM

Social Media Helps Australian Man Fight Cancer

The power of social media is very real for an Australian man who used Facebook to help find an advanced treatment for his brain cancer. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 6:50 PM
Social Media Helps Australian Man Get Cancer Treatment

Social Media Helps Australian Man Get Cancer Treatment

Two families from different hemispheres developed a Facebook friendship that helped an Australian man receive an advanced cancer treatment. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more on their remarkable story.  Watch »

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:43 PM
Kids Get Presents, Joy Thanks to Massive Toy Giveaway

Kids Get Presents, Joy Thanks to Massive Toy Giveaway

Holiday dreams came true for a group of youngsters on Friday night, and NBC 5's Natalie Martinez has their heartwarming story.  Watch »

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:33 PM
Organizations Give Out Toys, Life Advice

Organizations Give Out Toys, Life Advice

Organizations teamed up to give away toys, and to teach lessons on violence and abuse prevention. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more. Watch »

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 6:35 PM
Ronald McDonald House Provides 'Home Away From Home'

Ronald McDonald House Provides 'Home Away From Home'

The holiday season can be difficult for families with loved ones in the hospital, and that's especially true if it's a child. The Ronald McDonald House is able to provide a "home away from home," with... Watch »

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