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Oakley

Oakley

Oakley suffers from Prune belly syndrome which led to kidney disease

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Dakotah

Dakotah

Dakotah suffers from Aicardi Syndrome, a rare disorder affecting the connective tissue between her left and right sides of the brain

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The Greatest Generations Foundation

The Greatest Generations Foundation

14 survivors of Pearl Harbor take a trip back on the 73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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Peyton

Peyton

Peyton's Dravet Syndrome causes him to have all different types seizures.

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JD

JD

Despite suffering from SMA (Type 1) and hydrocephalus, JD inspires those around him

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Christopher

Christopher

Christopher has ectoderermal dysplasia, a rare disorder affecting his teeth, speech and confidence

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Tyley

Tyley

Tyley has a genetic deletion that affects the growth of her brain

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Zack

Zack

Zack has a terminal, undiagnosed neuromuscular disorder that is quickly taking his mobility.

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Mick

Mick

Mick suffers from an undiagnosed metabolic neuromuscular disorder.

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Bradan

Bradan

Bradan has Tetrahydrobiopterin Deficiency, which decreases his tolerance to minor illnesses.

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Denver

Denver

Denver has Fragile X Syndrome which is characterized by distinctive facial features, intellectual disability, and has autism.

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Lacey

Lacey

Lacey is one of only 3 people in the U.S. to be diagnosed with King-Denborough Syndrome

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KCCO Ability Field

KCCO Ability Field

Kids with special needs across central TX now have a safe place to play sports.

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Kelly

Kelly

Kelly has a mitochondrial disease, called Leigh Syndrome, which renders her immobile, completely dependent, and she regularly has seizures.

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Bubba

Bubba

Bubba has childhood speech apraxia, rendering him unable to speak and communicate his needs.

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Columbia Fire Protection District

Columbia Fire Protection District

Columbia Fire services a 70-mile radius with limited resources.

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Lunden

Lunden

Lunden has a rare developmental birth defect called Schizencephaly, which causes developmental and physical delays.

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PACT

PACT

PACT provides daycare services for medically fragile children and other essential programs.

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Caroline

Caroline

Caroline has Cri du Chat Syndrome, which results in low muscle tone, sensory issues, and delayed communication.

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Leave No Veteran Behind

Leave No Veteran Behind

Leave No Veteran Behind provides veterans with Retroactive Scholarships in exchange for community service.

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Aniston

Aniston

Aniston has a rare chromosome syndrome and a mitochondrial disease.

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Chloe

Chloe

Chloe suffers from Rett Syndrome, a progressive neurodevelopmental disorder.

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The Painted Turtle

The Painted Turtle

The Painted Turtle offers an innovative camp program for children with special medical needs that is free of cost.

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Cash

Cash

Cash suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which renders him completely immobile but doesn't affect his brain.

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Ian

Ian

Ian suffers from Pitt Hopkins Syndrome, which causes developmental delays, seizures, and distinctive physical features.

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Judith

Judith

Judith suffers from CDKL5, a rare X-linked genetic disorder that causes seizures, sensory issues, and developmental delays.

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Matthew

Matthew

Matthew suffers from a rare, undiagnosed Pediatric Neurotransmitter Disorder and arachnoid cysts.

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Freedom Service Dogs

Freedom Service Dogs

Freedom Service Dogs trains rescue dog to become service dogs for veterans and people with disabilities.

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Kellan

Kellan

Kellan suffers from Pallister-Killian Syndrome, a rare disorder that causes low muscle tone, mental delays, and requires lifelong therapy.

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Michael Sexton

Michael Sexton

Michael Sexton suffers from a Sarcoid Myopathy and Neurosarcoidosis, which has left him immobile.

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Trey

Trey

John Cena gave a special gift to Trey, who suffers from an undiagnosed mitochondrial disorder that caused him to lose his ability to walk.

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Wings Flights of Hope

Wings Flights of Hope

Wings Flights of Hope provides free flights for medical and humanitarian purposes.

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Marcus

Marcus

Marcus underwent Gamma Knife Radiation surgery to remove AVM from his brain, which resulted in a stroke.

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CTX Ability Sports

CTX Ability Sports

CTX Ability Sports is an all-inclusive organization where children with special needs can safely play sports.

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Bryce

Bryce

Bryce suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes intellectual disabilities, sleep disorders, and behavioral issues.

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Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps provide essential emergency medical needs to residents of Mineola and surrounding areas.

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Jacob

Jacob

Jacob suffers from a rare condition that will cause him to be incontinent for the rest of his life due to a late diagnosis

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Billy Wynne

Billy Wynne

Billy Wynne was a flight paramedic who survived a helicopter crash with 3rd and 4th degree burns and amputations.

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Xavier

Xavier

Xavier has an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes constant seizures, developmental delay, and renders him completely dependent

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Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS)

Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS)

Youth Emergency Services and Shelter is the largest emergency youth shelter in Iowa, helping 1200+ kids annually.

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Friends of Firefighters

Friends of Firefighters

Friends of Firefighters provides counseling and wellness services to active and retired NYC firefighters and their family members

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Faith

Faith

Faith suffers from a congenital defect that causes developmental issues, breathing problems, and requires 24-hour supervision

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Francisco

Francisco

At the age which most children begin to communicate, Francisco Santoyo's parents discovered he was deaf and losing his eyesight quickly.

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Operation Blue Santa

Operation Blue Santa

Operation Blue Santa is a non-profit providing thousands of families in need with a full holiday meal and wrapped gifts for the kids.

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Devon Colbert

Devon Colbert

Devon was a career firefighter before a car accident left him paralyzed from the chest down.

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AARB Foundation

AARB Foundation

AARBF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and assisting to those who have been affected by a burn injury.

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Giovanni

Giovanni

Gio was born with Cloves, an extremely rare congenital disorder characterized by a combination of skin, spinal, and bone abnormalities.

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Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith survived Hodgkins Lymphoma twice only to be diagnosed with a rare disorder called Transverse Myelitis.

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Sean Pesce

Sean Pesce

This is the story of an American Hero, Sean Pesce, who was shot 13 times in a firefight during active service in Afghanistan.

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Jaiden

Jaiden

Jaiden suffers from a rare connective tissue disorder,which drastically reduces his mobility.

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Gina Mercieri

Gina Mercieri

Due to a car accident 2 years ago, Gina suffers from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

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Zoe Lush

Zoe Lush

Now 2 years old Zoe was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly known as Brittle Bone.

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Moonachie Fire Department

Moonachie Fire Department

After Hurricane Sandy, the Moonachie Fire Department relocated over 1,500 residents.

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Farrah Soudani

Farrah Soudani

Farrah Soudani suffered extensive injuries during the theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado.

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Lilli Wilson

Lilli Wilson

Lilli Wilson is affected by a very rare developmental disorder affecting only 600 people world wide.

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Project Odyssey®

Project Odyssey®

Project Odyssey® helps wounded service members gain perspective on life through outdoor activities and retreats.

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Granite Mountain Hotshots

Granite Mountain Hotshots

19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew lost their lives on June 30th containing wildfire in Yarnell, AZ.

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David Cosner

David Cosner

David Cosner suffers from Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a chronic vascular disorder.

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PPCF Emergency Relief Fund

PPCF Emergency Relief Fund

The Chive Fund is helping in the Colorado wildfire recovery with a grant to the PPCF Emergency Relief Fund.

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Veterans Emergency Fund

Veterans Emergency Fund

Chive Nation comes to the aid of veteran victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.

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The Stein Family

The Stein Family

This is the story of how the Chivers came to the aid of a triplet born without eyes.

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The Barrett Family

The Barrett Family

This is the story of how theCHIVE's online community and theCHIVE Fund brought a Chiver home to his family...

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