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13-year-old cheering up Siteman Cancer Center patients through art

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A St. Charles County 13-year-old is using art to cheer up cancer patients.

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Brentwood furniture store helps area youth with scholarships, life lessons

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The Miriam Switching Post furniture store helps St. Louis area youth by providing high school scholarships to the Miriam Academy.

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Girl, 9, training for 'Pedal the Cause' after losing ability to walk

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A local 9-year-old has helped raise thousands of dollars for Pedal the Cause.

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Pedal the Cause cyclist now fighting his own battle with cancer

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A Pedal the Cause cyclist who has helped raise thousands of dollars is now fighting his own battle with cancer. 

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Man joins ‘Pedal the Cause’ after long battle with cancer

Pedal the Cause is a few months away but for those battling cancer, the fight continues every day. (Credit: KMOV) Pedal the Cause is a few months away but for those battling cancer, the fight continues every day. (Credit: KMOV)
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Pedal the Cause is a few months away but for those battling cancer, the fight continues every day. 

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Woman joins 'Pedal the Cause' after cancer diagnosis

Sandi Essner riding her bicycle (Credit: KMOV) Sandi Essner riding her bicycle (Credit: KMOV)
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For the next few weeks News 4 will be showcasing some very special ‘Pedal the Cause’ heroes.

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Quick-thinking 11-year-old credited with saving mom's life

Lacie Coffman called 911 to save her mom (Credit: KMOV) Lacie Coffman called 911 to save her mom (Credit: KMOV)
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A quick-thinking 11-year-old is credited with saving her mother’s life.

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Metro East girl makes homemade bears for those who could use a little joy

Cassandra Kemper & Michelle Kemper with a homemade bear (Credit: KMOV) Cassandra Kemper & Michelle Kemper with a homemade bear (Credit: KMOV)
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A little girl from the Metro East is making a big difference with teddy bears.

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The man behind the air patrol at Shriner's Hospitals for Children

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – John Cordell is the director of the Air Patrol at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children in St. Louis.

Join News 4 and Shriners Hospitals for Children for the annual Heroes 4 Kids Telethon from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. Click here for more about the telethon: http://bit.ly/1RMG1zc

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WATCH: Shriners Hospital doctor travels to help patients from other countries

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A doctor from Shriners Hospital for Children traveled thousands of miles to help kids in need. More>>

WATCH: Doctor at Shriners Hospital has very special connection to workplace

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- This doctor at Shriners Hospitals for Children - St. Louis has a very special connection with the hospital.

Join News 4 and Shriners Hospitals for Children for the annual Heroes 4 Kids Telethon from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. Click here for more about the telethon: http://bit.ly/1RMG1zc

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4th grader shaves head for kindergartner with alopecia

Bryson Isul shaved his head for Audrey Sunenberg (Credit: Family) Bryson Isul shaved his head for Audrey Sunenberg (Credit: Family)
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A fourth grader shaved his head for a little girl with alopecia at a St. Charles County school.

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11-year-old girl jumps into action after mom suffers stroke while driving

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Over a year ago, Angie Peters suffered a stroke while driving her 11-year-old daughter, Olivia Peters, to the hair salon.

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Lake St. Louis woman reunites with nurse who saved her life

Nurse Elgin reunites with patient Christina Whitty at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital ( Credit : KMOV) Nurse Elgin reunites with patient Christina Whitty at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital ( Credit : KMOV)
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Not many people can say they meet the person who saved their life. However, Christina Whitty was able to reunite with her guardian angel for the first time this week.

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Hero Dog provides support , comfort to young Metro East victims

Violent crimes investigator Jeff Parker sits with  support dog Homer in St. Clair Co. state attorney office. (Credit: KMOV) Violent crimes investigator Jeff Parker sits with support dog Homer in St. Clair Co. state attorney office. (Credit: KMOV)
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Heroes don’t always wear capes or uniforms but sometimes, they support those who do. As for St. Clair County State Attorney’s Office, their hero, Homer, walks on four legs.

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Harris Heroes: St. Charles Co. teacher with big heart

He's a teacher, a coach and a difference maker. In this week's Harris Heroes, Steve goes to a school in St. Charles County, where a teacher with a big heart saw a need in the community.

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Local high schooler uses skill learned in health class to save student's life on bus

X-Ray of quarter in Kaylee Burke's throat. (Credit: Family) X-Ray of quarter in Kaylee Burke's throat. (Credit: Family)
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A Wentzville high school student said she has her classmate to thank for her life today. 

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Local teen's haunted house raises thousands for 'Adopt A Family Foundation'

Brian Niehaus' haunted house (Credit: KMOV) Brian Niehaus' haunted house (Credit: KMOV)
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A haunted house helped to raise money for the ‘”Adopt a Family Foundation.”

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9-year-old collecting toys to re-stock hospital's 'toy closet'

A stack of toys that A.J. Wiedermann has collected (Credit: KMOV) A stack of toys that A.J. Wiedermann has collected (Credit: KMOV)
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After a hospital ran out of toys, a 9-year-old boy came up with an idea to re-stock it.

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Community comes together to fund new windows for Metro East school

A broken window at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School in East St. Louis (Credit: KMOV) A broken window at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School in East St. Louis (Credit: KMOV)
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A community stepped up to make a difference after a Metro East school was targeted by vandals who broke dozens of windows.

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Local family proving just how powerful cookbooks can be

(Credit: Ken Shapiro) (Credit: Ken Shapiro)
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Cookbooks are full of possibilities and one local family is proving just how powerful they can be.

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Local man taking mobile shower truck to Texas for hurricane victims

Outside of 'Shower to the People' truck (Credit: KMOV) Outside of 'Shower to the People' truck (Credit: KMOV)
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A local man who wants to bring showers to the people is traveling to help hurricane victims.

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Man who woke up paralyzed using misfortune to help others

Brandon Main (Credit: Family) Brandon Main (Credit: Family)
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A young man is taking his misfortune and using it as a way to help and inspire others.

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Sisters create foundation that uses miniature horse to make big impact

Applejack the miniature horse outside Mercy Children's Hospital (Credit: KMOV) Applejack the miniature horse outside Mercy Children's Hospital (Credit: KMOV)
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Two sisters dedicated to helping sick children are using a miniature horse to make a big difference at Mercy Children’s Hospital.

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South County group dedicated to finding cure for Alzheimer’s

Outside of the Gardenview Care Center (Credit: KMOV) Outside of the Gardenview Care Center (Credit: KMOV)
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A group in South County have dedicated their careers to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.

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Man joins 'Pedal the Cause' after own battle with cancer

Craig Stiegemeier (Credit: Craig) Craig Stiegemeier (Credit: Craig)
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Craig Stiegemeier joined ‘Pedal the Cause’ after his own battle with cancer.

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12-year-old joined Pedal the Cause after beating lymphoma

Luke Kahroff (Credit: Family) Luke Kahroff (Credit: Family)
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 Luke Kahroff loves pretty much all sports but in September 2014 he was diagnosed with Acute T-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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Father, son participate in Pedal the Cause after each battling cancer

Derrick & Don Conine (Credit: Family) Derrick & Don Conine (Credit: Family)
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A father and son are participating in Pedal the Cause after each battling cancer.

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Leukemia survivor uses 'cancer curing bike' to help others

Darcy Nayler riding her bicycle (Credit: KMOV) Darcy Nayler riding her bicycle (Credit: KMOV)
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A woman is pedaling for a cause after finishing her battle with leukemia.

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High schooler 'wishing it forward' to make 7th grader's Disneyworld dream come true

Nathan Hicks' wish was to go to Disneyworld (Credit: KMOV) Nathan Hicks' wish was to go to Disneyworld (Credit: KMOV)
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A local high school student is using her experience to make someone else’s wish come true.

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