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Susanne Janson, Mom Who Lost Her Family To Earthquake, Starts Orphanage In Thailand (VIDEO)

07/08/2011 03:37 pm ET | Updated Sep 07, 2011

Susanne Janson's two daughters and ex-husband died in the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Thailand.

Throughout her time of grief, Janson said she felt connected to the Thai people, who she said had suffered even more than she had.

Janson, a CNN hero, decided to turn her tragedy into something that would help families in the country where she lost her own by starting an orphanage.

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