Top 10 CNN Hero Amy Wright
In Wilmington, North Carolina, Amy Wright's coffee shop offers employment and a community for 40 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Top 10 CNN Hero Amy Wright
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These are the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2017
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Young Wonder Christina Li. Photographed by Robert Humphreys for CNN in Stanford, CA.
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Project 365 by Campbell---making teddy bears for ill children
Tasmania, Australia
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Young Wonder Sidney Keys III. Photographed by CNN Producer Meghan Dunn in Hazelwood, MO (suburb of St. Louis).
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The HAPPY Organization---nutritional education for kids by a kid
New Windsor, NY
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Ryan's Recycling---recycling program run by young environmentalist
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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CNN Hero Aaron Valencia's Lost Angels Children's Project provides an after-school program with a focus on classic car restoration for low-income, foster and at-risk youth.
CNN Hero helps youths restore cars, their hope
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CNN Hero helps fellow amputees find hope
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CNN Hero Rosie Mashale started a free daycare center and later an orphanage in her home for children in need in Cape Town, South Africa.
Rescuing Cape Town's 'left behind' children
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Robots help sick kids attend school
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CNN Hero Samir Lakhani, wearing glasses, poses with staff at the Eco-Soap Bank--an organization he founded to provide soap and hygiene education to Cambodians in need.
How CNN Hero uses soap to save lives
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Barbecue to the rescue?
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CNN Hero puts people with disabilities to work
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CNN Hero Jennifer Maddox, a member of the Chicago Police Department, also runs an after school program for kids who need a safe space to grow.
Chicago cop gives kids back their childhood
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CNN Hero Andrew Manzi runs Warrior Surf, an organization that encourages military veterans to surf therapeutically and seek counseling post combat.
Vet uses surfing to help soldiers heal
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Detroit boxing gym gives youth a fighting chance