When her nursing plans got derailed, help from people like you changed everything.

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Linda Ruggiero was in nursing school when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. As a result, she almost gave up on her dream. Linda Ruggiero and her mom. Photo courtesy of Linda Ruggiero. Ruggiero, who was changing careers, needed her mom to help her pay for nursing school. But the diagnosis changed everything. Not only […]

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This Thousand Oaks shooting survivor gave a heartbreaking interview just moments after saving his sons life.

Warning: This interview contains moments that may be hard to watch for some people. Just moments after a lone gunman opened fire in a Thousand Oaks bar on Wednesday night, a local news station interviewed one of the survivors. Understandably emotional, the man talks about his survivor’s guilt, apologizing to the victims he wasn’t able […]

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These women were in prison. Thanks to an extraordinary program, they’re now entrepreneurs.

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When she decided she wanted to start her own business, Rebecca ‘Cafe’ Brown was in the unlikeliest place — prison. Posted by Rebecca Brown on Thursday, March 8, 2018 She was partway through a five-year sentence for domestic violence-related charges when she realized that something had to change in her life. Due to a particularly traumatic […]

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