Archive for Category: Kid Heroes

Komen Kids

Kari N., a breast cancer survivor, calls her son, Charles, an “old soul.” “My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer before I was born,” the 9-year-old Bentonville fourth grader told me. “I really feel lucky she did survive or I wouldn’t be here talking to you right now.”

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A Good Kid

Ryan Durby’s interest in volunteering and community service started at an early age. “I guess it was cancer,” the 10-year-old Owl Creek Elementary fifth grader explained. “I was diagnosed when I was four-years old. We had to go to hospitals during the school year and I missed a lot...

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Kid Heroes Come In All Kinds

Evan Lee, never meets a stranger. From the moment you see him, his bright smile, positive personality and bright green walker instantly draw you into conversation with him. Before you know it, you’ve made a new friend.

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It’s Never Too Early

Jasmin Henry knows that people are going without food in Northwest Arkansas. That’s one reason she volunteers at the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. “People having enough food is a problem,” the 10-year-old fourth grader at Sonora Elementary School in Springdale said.  “It makes me feel good. I like volunteering....

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Making a Difference

Bella and Brooke Pierce started volunteering at an early age. The two sisters from Rogers show no sign of slowing down their community involvement any time soon. “So far I’ve volunteered at the animal shelter,” Bella, a student at Elmwood Middle School, said.

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Normal Kid Fighting the Fight

Beau Lovell probably doesn’t think of himself as a hero. The 11-year-old sixth grader at Randall G. Lynch Middle School in Farmington is humble when he talks about raising money for the JDRF and raising awareness of juvenile diabetes, its causes and the search for a cure.

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Blessing Bags… One Kid’s Way to Help Out

Maija Ruth is just getting started helping out in her community. “I’ve been volunteering a year,” the 8-year-old, who attends Owl Creek Elementary in Fayetteville, said. “My mom and dad started making Blessing Bags. I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ They started telling me about it. I was...

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