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The Internet Saved My Life: 10 Stories Of Miraculous Survival (SLIDESHOW)

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When you're in the job of curating stories of the human race's awesomeness, you often come across examples of the Internet's collective power to do good -- tales of generosity for a bullied bus monitor, for example, or an outpouring of support for a little boy with cancer.

But today we decided to go one step further. This slideshow is a testament to the Internet's ability to save a life -- literally. Concrete and tangible instances of the www preventing definite death -- from a man who used his smartphone to help himself during an earthquake, to a woman whose webcam viewers rescued her after a horse attack.

Take a look.

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Filed by Sarah Medina