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Cancer Crusaders

Joe Vicario knows how to battle. Start with his birth defect, Goldenhar syndrome, which left him without a left ear, left lung and left thumb and with a malformed aortic heart valve. It led to 28 surgeries before age 12.

Starting a movement

Michael Gorman spent half of his winter break as many college basketball players do: visiting with his parents, his sister and foster brother at his childhood home on the edge of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He spent the other half with a different family

A Perfect Match

Ron Vilardi’s final season of college football will be memorable – a fact that has nothing to do with the sport he plays.

Born to give back

Enforcement staffer Diane Dennis was taught from a young age about the importance of helping others. She lives that lesson every day.

NCAA staff gives back

The NCAA’s academic and membership affairs staff has been providing Christmas presents – with a personal touch – to a new family every year.

The Power of a Ball

A small purchase by Wisconsin women’s ice hockey player Brittany Ammerman led to a big empowering moment for women in two small Kenyan villages. Through fundraising Ammerman helped start the Nikumbuke Women's Soccer League.

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