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July 11, 2014

It Can Start With One

Who inspires you to make a difference? I am inspired by Dr. Carey Jackson, who runs the International Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In turn, Dr. Jackson is inspired and motivated by his patients, many of whom are refugees and first-generation immigrants.

ADVOCACY
Boy Born With Mole Covering 40% Of Body Has New Hope

Turtle Boy
YouTube

CHARITY
Donations For Sick Boy Stolen In Burglary (How To Help)

Boy Stolen Donations
WFSB News 3

ADVOCACY
Proof We're Too Willing To Take Advantage Of The Homeless

Yeezys Homeless Experiment
YouTube

NONPROFITS
Google Picks 5 Nonprofits To Receive Glass

Google Driving
ASSOCIATED PRESS

ADVOCACY
Woman Who Depended On Sister Wants More For Disabled Kids

Handicap
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INSPIRING
Guy Had The Best Attitude Ever When His Foot Was Amputated

Amputee With Great Attitude
Imgur User Yelak

ADVOCACY
Viral Photo Inspires People With Crohn's To Bare Colostomy Bags

Crohns Bikini
Twitter

CHARITY
Here's What Chelsea Does With Money She Earns For Speeches

Chelsea Clinton
Stephen Lovekin via Getty Images

CHARITY
You're About To Love Beyonce Even More...

Beyonce Smiling
Christopher Polk via Getty Images

INSPIRING
Homeless Man Shares Pizza With Hungry Stranger

Homeless Man Shares Pizza
YouTube

ADVOCACY
Bruised Disney Princesses Remind Us This Can Happen To Anyone

Disney Princess 4
Saint Hoax

GLOBAL IMPACT
'You Must Eat Your Dignity'

Syria Refugee Women
Joel Carillet via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
Med Student Crowdfunds Tuition, Aims To Help Needy People

Arizona Medical Student
Right This Minute

CHARITY
Tow Truck Owner Uses Viral Challenge To Help A Homeless Family

Viralvidchallenge
Towing Billy

GLOBAL IMPACT
Tragic Bond Unites These Israeli And Palestinian Fathers

Own Operation Change
OWN

ADVOCACY
Abused Boy Will Forever Be Remembered As Superman

Jeffrey Baldwin
Facebook

SERVICE
Program Helps Low-Income Seniors And Foster Kids

Bridge Meadows
PBS Newshour

ACTIVISM
Emma Watson Wants Men To Speak Up About Gender Equality

Emma Watson
Anthony Harvey via Getty Images

GLOMO
UN: Over 145,000 Syrian Families Run By 'Struggling' Moms

Syria Refugees Mothers
ADEM ALTAN via Getty Images

INSPIRING
Boys Paralyzed In Crash That Killed Parents Get Star Support

Berry Brothers Paralyzed
Facebook

HOMELESSNESS
These Homeless Signs Will Make You Laugh, Open Your Heart

Homeless San Francisco
Twitter

VETS
The 1 Thing We're Overlooking In How We Help Vets

Soldiers
Amanda Tipton Photography via Getty Images

SERVICE
This Makes Us Respect Firefighters Even More

Fire
YouTube / vfd173

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VETS
Vet: I Don't Want People Dying For Dumb Causes, Pride

Iraq
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

HOMELESSNESS
Magician Makes Gifts Appear For Homeless People

Homeless Magician
YouTube

GLOBAL IMPACT
Extraordinary Way The World Is Becoming A Better Place

Child Lives
Pulitzer Center

NONPROFITS
Nonprofits Help People Facing Death Document Memories

Video
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ACTIVISM
Hunger Groups Get Creative While U.S. Schools Out For Summer

Hungry Child
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ADVOCACY
Watch These Good People Stand Up To Infuriating Racism

Racist
YouTube / Kareem Abdul

IMPACT SPORTS
#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave Includes At-Risk Teens' Lives

Tim Howard World Cup
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
Boston Marathon Runners Shatter Charity Records

Boston Marathon Martin Richard
Andrew Burton via Getty Images

INSPIRING
Man Creates Beautiful Songs From Dying Kid's Heartbeats

Brian Schreck
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

ADVOCACY
The Inside Of This Billboard Will Astonish You

Hair Billboard
Project Gregory

CHARITY
The 'Secret' To Getting Donors To Give More Charity

Writing Check
JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
Gates: Ending Polio Is Easier Than Fixing U.S. Education

Bill Gates New Mexico
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
Report: Donors Gave Over $28 Million After Newtown Shooting

Newtown Elementary School Victims
John Moore via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
Aspiring Model Isn't Afraid To Show Colostomy Bags

Bethany
Caters News

HOMELESSNESS
Photo Series Captures 'Beauty' Of LA's Homeless

Aimee Boschet Photography
Aimee Boschet Photography

CHARITY
Boy's 'Trick' Teaches Us What We Need To Know About Giving

Naik Foundation
YouTube

CHARITY
Madonna's Beautiful Gesture To Hometown Of Detroit

Madonna
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP