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Stephanie's Heroes: Mentor, Jennifer Leyton

Posted: 03/21/2011 - This week's Stephanie's Heroes introduces you to a local mentor who has spent the last four years steering teenage girls in the right direction.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Nicole Muller

Posted: 03/14/2011 - While most high school seniors are busy thinking about prom and graduation, one local girl spends her time trying to end hunger. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell introduces a teen working to keep food on the table both locally and around the country.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Brad Kennedy

Updated: 03/07/2011 - One Fluvanna County mechanic is being called a hero after rescuing an elderly man from a burning car. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, Brad Kennedy shares his story and explains why he'd do it again if he had to.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Book Buddies

Posted: 02/28/2011 - For nearly a decade two Gordonsville residents have been giving the gift of reading. They volunteer flipping pages, ensuring that students know how to read.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Charlottesville Adult Learning Center

Posted: 02/21/2011 - They're changing lives by making sure adults in Charlottesville get the education they need. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, we meet two women going above and beyond to help track down and bring in students to get their GED.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Fred Wease, Dogwood Village Volunteer

Updated: 02/14/2011 - Fred Wease spends nearly everyday at the Dogwood Village senior home in Orange County. He's not a resident there, but a volunteer. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, we meet the 85-year-old standout who's being called a "hero" for his volunteer efforts.

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Stephanie's Heroes: Gracie Quarles & Stop the Violence Team

Updated: 02/12/2011 - There's more than reading and writing going on in one local classroom. In this weeks Stephanie’s Heroes, a Louisa County middle school teacher and her students are being called heroes for their lessons on bullying prevention.

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Stephanie's Heroes: UVa Hospital Auxiliary

Posted: 02/07/2011 - The University of Virginia Hospital Auxiliary is making a difference for cancer patients in Charlottesville one wig, scarf and undergarment at a time. In this week's Stephanie’s Heroes, we'll introduce you to some of the board members behind the auxiliary and tell you how their big plans are changing lives.

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Jennifer's Heroes: A Look Back At Previous Heroes

Updated: 10/25/2010 - Every week Jennifer Black made it her mission to find people who were making a difference in the community. For her final segment of Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer took a look back at previous heroes.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Ben D'Alessandro, Virginia Basketball Academy

Updated: 09/16/2010 - Kids are walking away from the Virginia Basketball Academy better players and better people thanks to this week's hero. Western Albemarle's Ben D'Alessandro has played and coached college basketball, but he gave it all up to to teach the game he loves.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Ambulance Ice Cream Truck

Updated: 09/09/2010 - This week's heroes are emergency responders; only if that emergency is the need for a cool break from the heat. They drive an ice cream truck ambulance.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Folds of Honor Foundation

Updated: 09/02/2010 - Folds of Honor is a national organization that provides scholarships and money to families of fallen or disabled military men and women. This week's Jennifer's Heroes features a local golf course that's pitching in, literally.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Another Look at the Ishan Gala Foundation

Updated: 08/26/2010 - Last year, Jennifer Black introduced us to a Charlottesville couple who lost their 2-year-old son to a deadly form of childhood cancer. Now, she shows how far they've come as they prepare for another event to raise money to fight neuroblastoma.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Nelson Dental Clinic

Updated: 09/13/2010 - Dr. Michael Sherwood spent many years coming to grips with the fact that his work was the source of great pain and anxiety. However, at the end of the day, he provides free relief to people in need of a new smile.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Molly Fulton, Dresses for Africa

Posted: 08/13/2010 - This week's hero is a woman who has a love for sewing and her community. By threading those passions together, her work is making a difference both locally and globally.

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Jennifer's Heroes: JSL Swim Coach, Andrea Ross

Updated: 08/05/2010 - For more than 30 years, Andrea Ross has been teaching kids how to get from one end of the pool to the other. And despite a painful battle with breast cancer, and now Lymphoma, Ross has always kept her head above water.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Andrew Baber

Updated: 07/22/2010 - This week's hero, Andrew Baber, may no longer be with us, but his spirit and energy live on. His old employer began an annual food drive to honor the 19-year-old Baber's legacy.

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Jennifer's Heroes: PB&J Fund

Updated: 07/15/2010 - Restaurant Week organizers are donating $1 from each meal to the PB&J Fund, a non-profit that strives to make a good food easily accessible to local kids. Jennifer Black has more on how you can be a hero this week.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Sarah Hunter

Updated: 07/08/2010 - This week's hero, Sarah Hunter, is a woman who spent part of her summer months doing something not many other people spend time doing. She just returned from the African nation of Rwanda, where she participated in an advocacy campaign.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Drag Racer with Cerebral Palsy

Updated: 07/01/2010 - This week's hero, Tracy Fewell, was told by doctors he would spend his life in a wheelchair. Nowadays, you can find Fewell on the grounds of the University of Virginia, but if you're looking for him in a wheelchair, you won't find him. Instead, he chooses a faster set of wheels.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Michael Jones, Music for HOPE

Updated: 06/10/2010 - This week's hero, Michael Jones, has moved all over the country, but now calls Charlottesville home. Each stop along the way, Jones has left a mark with his Music for HOPE organization, which works to bring hope to the future through music.

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