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As little Harley lay and hovered on the brink of death from meningitis, doctors made the heartbreaking decision to amputate his arms and legs to save his life.

 

In the year The Football Association celebrates its 150th anniversary, this determined grassroots volunteer proves the nation's favourite sport has the power to transform people's lives for the better.

 

Sharon Gray remembers vividly the moment that inspired her to become a teacher.  "I was around five or six years old when I walked into my big sister's classroom.  It was the most inviting, interesting, beautfiul environment, and it was the way her teacher enticed everybody. "

When Matthew Wilson was shot in the head by a Taliban sniper, he simply picked himself up and carried on fighting to save his comrades

 

Bailie Kershaw was plunged into a terrifying life-or-death situation when his dad suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed in front of him.

 

When 69 year old Susan Stockwell slipped on the patio and fell head first onto paving stones her brave grandchildren’s quick reactions helped to save her life.

When Rachel and Jason Aird from Ellesmere Port took their daughter Tillie to hospital in December they thought that she had nothing more than a water infection. But devastatingly their world was turned upside down when their precious four year old was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour, a cancer of the kidney. Around 80 children are diagnosed with a Wilms' tumour each year in the UK and they are most common in children under five.

When Amanda Evans went for a walk with her friend and their children she didn’t expect the trip to take such a dramatic twist. 

When 25 year old carpenter Mark Watts was driving home from a night shift he saw the body of a battered and bloodied man lying at the side of the road.

Pride of Britain supporter Simon Cowell has surprised a family from Newcastle Upon Tyne with the gift of hope for their young son who is suffering from an aggressive form of childhood cancer for the second time.

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