Mar 7, 2014 — Aaron didn't think he would ever tell a teacher he was living on the street. But sharing a recording of his personal story, he says, was a relief.
Feb 28, 2014 — For decades, Dean Smith doubled for Gene Autry, John Wayne and other Hollywood stars in some of America's most iconic Westerns. Those days are behind him, but Smith is still a cowboy at heart.
Feb 21, 2014 — Leo, Nick and Steven are triplets whose single mother had a hard time caring for them. Their lives changed when a blind man in their community heard about their situation.
Feb 14, 2014 — Sophy Medina and Thomas Olsen had been dating for several months when their first Valentine's Day as a couple rolled around. And it wasn't a very romantic one; after injuring themselves battling a fire, they both ended up at the same hospital, "wearing big, stinky, heavy gear."
Feb 7, 2014 — Barbara Amaya was 12 when she ran away and ended up in the hands of a sex trafficker. When she escaped, she went years without speaking about her ordeal — until her daughter ran away, too.
Jan 31, 2014 — He was 14 when he killed himself in 2008. A big kid with a learning disability, he had faced years of bullying by his classmates. Just about a month into his first year of high school, Jeremiah had had enough. His father remembers him as a loyal friend, saying, "I'm very proud that he was my son."
Jan 24, 2014 — Most people born with the genetic CHARGE syndrome don't live past infancy. Alexis D'Luna lived until she was 25 years old and, as her family explains, filled those years with her boundless energy.
Jan 17, 2014 — After his father suffered a heart attack, 13-year-old Clayton Sherrod got a job washing dishes at a country club in Birmingham, Ala. By the time he turned 19 in 1964, he was the executive chef.
Jan 10, 2014 — On the 10th anniversary of Spalding Gray's disappearance, his widow and stepdaughter remember the writer and monologist — and the difference he made in their lives.
Jan 3, 2014 — Susan Mello Souza and Mary Moran Murphy met in 1968 at a home for unwed mothers, where their infants were quickly put up for adoption. When Susan and Mary went home, their families never discussed the pregnancies again. "The rule of thumb was, 'It never happened,' " Susan says.