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Erin Goodman: Life-Changing Samaritan and Motivator

Erin Goodman is known across the Central New York area for her Beachbody Live Fitness Classes. Her work of helping people extends across social media and into the homes of literally hundreds of people. A Beachbody Live Class consists of weekly group fitness classes that include moves from programs such as Insanity, P90x, Turbokick, and PiYo. These at home workouts consist of monthly workout guides ranging between intense cardio from Insanity, strength training in P90x, cardio kickboxing from Turbokick, or low impact yoga from PiYo.

Leslie Stalker, a certified Insanity and P90x instructor and Goodman’s coworker, says that working with Goodman, “has been a breath of fresh air and it is apparent that she puts her heart and soul into everything she does.”

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Paula Sartain: Helping Hands and a Hummingbird Heart

Hummingbirds have often symbolized courage, playfulness, adaptability, healing and joy. That is why it is no surprise to see the sunlight glinting through a stained glass hummingbird prominently displayed in Paula Sartain’s office window. As Paula often says, “God doesn’t need my help.” But I think maybe she is His answer for many. She is the epitome of a winner in that she helps us each recognize the winner within ourselves

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New England Wildlife Center: Healing Nature

The New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth, Massachusetts has played an integral role with improving the lives of many thousands of animals in the course of over thirty years. This wonderful clinic takes care of orphaned, sick, and injured creatures of 225 different species every year and also maintains an Odd Pet Vet service.

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How This Dad Turned His Son’s Murder into a Helping Force for Troubled Youths

How a father is turning the devastation of his son’s murder by gang members into a positive force, helping impressionable youths to be respectful, to be responsible, and to be resilient.

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How 13 Year Old Sophia Succeeds in Fighting Racism

Twelve year-old Sophia Carroll is no ordinary twelve year old–she has always been one that stands up to bullying, especially when it comes to her peers.?? Impacted by both adolescent bullying and Mike Brown’s death in Ferguson, Sophia designed her own T-shirt, showcasing the logo ‘COLORBLIND™’, promoting unity amongst not just races, but all people.?? The theme gained popularity and Sophia’s COLORBLIND™
T-shirts have been shipped nationwide.?? What’s more is that Sophia donates 50% of the T-shirt monies to the Megan Meier Foundation, in memory of Megan Meier, a young teenager who committed suicide after enduring cyber bullying

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How Joel McCarville Survived and Grew from His Trial by Fire

After being seriously burned and staying in the Tulsa, Oklahoma Burn Center for six weeks, Joel determined he would not give up on life. Although the doctors said he might never have adequate use of his hands again, today these are the instruments he plays: violin, trombone, bass fiddle, piano, guitar, and bass guitar. Joel has overcome so many obstacles and now plays in church services every Sunday. He also visits nursing homes, voluntarily, to play and sing for the residents who are always happy to see him come.

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Brendan Gould – Winning Artist & Humanitarian

May, 2013 and Brendan Gould had just moved his company, Honor Guardianship Services, into their present location in Albuquerque’s North Valley. It was his first day there and he found himself in a nondescript stucco building just off the road where the historic El Camino Real once ran from Santa Fe to Mexico City. Brendan sighed as he surveyed his dank white walls inside the office complex and began to hang his paintings: a couple landscapes, a portrait, and an abstract piece. As he stood back to look at the paintings, his felt his tired eyes match those of the portrait he hadpositioned behind his desk, and a silent prayer ran through his mind that, above all, he might be able to make a difference. “Please, God, please, – help me make this work.”

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Orlando-Antonio Carrillo-Jimenez – What Drives Him?

“What really impacted my wanting to work with those who have no voice was that I had no voice.” Orlando-Antonio Carrillo-Jimenez used this harsh life lesson to propel him into an advocacy role in his tiny home community of La Mesa, New Mexico.

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Adam Hathaway — The Childrens’ Hero

Readers Choice: Adam Hathaway doesn’t wear a cape or red vinyl boots (thank goodness), but he is a hero to thousands of children and an inspiration to countless people.

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