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Sally Lauckner

News Editor of HuffPost Good News and HuffPost Impact.

Entries by Sally Lauckner

This Intrepid 84-Year-Old Woman Saved Her Neighbor's Dog From Wild Coyotes

(50) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 1:26 PM

When faced with a heart-stopping situation, one brave Bensenville, Illinois, woman didn't hesitate to step up to the plate.

On July 11, 84-year-old Dolores "Dolly" Jefferson was getting a cup of coffee, when she heard a "commotion" in her backyard, the Daily Herald reported. She looked outside and...

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This 9-Year-Old Boy Raised Funds To Save Dogs From Kill Shelters In Lieu Of Birthday Gifts

(13) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 10:31 AM

When most 8-year-old kids think about their birthday, they dream about a fun party with their friends, a delicious cake and a huge pile of gifts.

Ethan Katz is not most kids.

A couple months ago, when he was talking about turning 9 with his mom, Lisa, he decided...

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Inspiring 111-Year-Old Gets Honorary Diploma, Reminds Us To Not Lose Our Passion For Life

(10) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 12:20 PM

Few understand the adage "better late than never" as well as Lela Babb Burden.

On Tuesday, the 111-year-old was awarded an honorary high school diploma from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia, more than nine decades after she ended her formal education.

Burden, who was born...

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10-Year-Old Girl Saves The Day And Her Father's Life With Frantic Facebook Plea

(25) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 9:44 AM

A desperate and heart-wrenching Facebook post may have saved the life of one father in Logan County, West Virginia.

Last Tuesday, Gregory Vance was sitting on his porch with two friends as a violent storm swept through their neighborhood. The strong winds felled a large tree, and it...

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This Moment Bon Jovi Surprised A Boy With Inoperable Brain Tumors Can Never Be Upstaged

(29) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 2:51 PM

One heroic youngster got the surprise of a lifetime on Saturday when his favorite rock star showed up at his fundraiser for pediatric cancer research.

When Mario Carpino was just 4 years old, he was diagnosed with four inoperable brain tumors. He underwent years of chemotherapy, and his...

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