DESPITE suffering from a rare blood disorder which has seen him spend too much of his young life in hospital, aged just 12 Cameron Small has raised almost £100,000 for sick children and helped spearhead an appeal to raise £20 million for a new children's hospital.
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DESPITE losing his sight to cancer, eight-year-old Kelsey Trevett, eight, has refused to let blindness restrict him, becoming a champion for the rights of other disabled youngsters.
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SIMON Cording was one of the British International Search and Rescue Team who saved a toddler buried under tonnes of rubble after the Haiti earthquake in January.
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PC David Rathband won widespread admiration for his dignity after he was shot in the face by fugitive murderer Raoul Moat as he sat in his marked patrol car four months ago.
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Losing three premature babies at birth would be too much for many women to bear. But Judy Ledger turned such unimaginable heartache into a misson to save thousands of mothers and their newborns from the same fate.
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WHEN a fellow passenger jumped into the path of an underground train as it thundered into the station, James Pout risked his own life to haul the man to safety.
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After Rachel Dixon quit her job as a West End musical stage manager, she knew one profession where her skills would make a real difference.
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For 34 years, throughout even the darkest days of The Troubles in the 1970s, grandmother Mary Kelly has devoted all her spare time to trying to unite young people in her divided community in North Belfast.
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Sharing a prison cell with a heroin addict going cold turkey was the final straw that made Nathan James abandon his criminal past.
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IMPROVISED Explosive Devices are one of the biggest threats to British and Allied forces in Afghanistan and the local population. It is the job of the Counter Improvised Explosive Device Task Force (C-IED TF) to try and combat the devastation wreaked by these homemade bombs that have killed 53 British soldiers this year.
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WHEN A fire in a bin suddenly exploded in a fireball, 12-year-old Aimee reacted quickly and decisively. Without panicking, she rushed to the aid of seven children, saving at least three from serious harm.
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WHEN Ryan McLaughlin's mum was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis his life changed forever. At just 13 he was forced to listen to Kirsten, 35, cry out in pain and to shoulder more responsibility - helping his father take care of her.
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Bomb disposal expert Kim Hughes risked his life diffusing seven bombs in a row to save wounded comrades - shunning the usual protective clothing to save time.
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After spending most of her youth on and off an operating table, the last place you would expect to find Allison John is in a hospital.
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PC COLIN Swan was returning from a family day out when a wrong turn onto the motorway led him to a burning double-decker bus. The off-duty policeman then spent "the longest seven minutes of his life" rescuing all 66 people aboard just seconds before the vehicle exploded.
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THROUGHOUT THE summer of 1940 the skies above southern England became the stage for an epic air battle as British aircrew fought for our very survival.
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