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When his mother became afflicted with skin cancer, professional rower Paul Ridley took to the water to send a resounding message of hope. Now, his organization Row for Hope supports cutting-edge research to bring tomorrow’s cancer treatments and cures to patients today.
Veterans expertly trained in efficiency, endurance, and teamwork, Team Rubicon takes action whenever and wherever catastrophe strikes. From an earthquake-shaken Haiti to a treacherously flooded Vermont, the members of the disaster relief group lookout for the unmet needs wherever they go.
After being wounded in the Iraq War, Melissa Stockwell gained intimate knowledge of the challenges returning veterans face. After all, she pushed through her personal pain to become a 2008 Paralympian. As a champion of wounded warriors, she rallies around those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Kenia Trevino has always loved helping people. Now it’s her job. It’s a tough one, where every second counts, and there’s no time to be slowed down by pain. Although her job is demanding, she races to help others even after her shift ends, volunteering to comfort child burn victims and others in need.
As a founder of the volunteer humanitarian organization We Advance, rescue worker Alison Thompson travels the world to set up refugee camps that offer first aid assistance to thousands of stricken individuals. From Sri Lanka following the Asian tsunami to the Rockaways in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Alison is on the ground to deliver relief.