We're thankful for these 5 people, and you should be, too - Omaha.com
Published Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 12:01 am / Updated at 1:12 pm
Thanksgiving
We're thankful for these 5 people, and you should be, too

All around, people are performing selfless deeds to make our community stronger. Today you get to meet just a few of these everyday heroes.

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RESTORING DIGNITY

Hannah Wyble and a friend decided to give a family's rented house a makeover. They set up a website to seek volunteers and donated household goods. Dozens of family, friends, teachers and strangers stepped forward. Then Hannah heard about another Sudanese widow who could use a home makeover. Then caseworkers referred another family. And another.

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EXTREME VOLUNTEERISM

When Springfield needed a new fire truck, Louie Post knew what to do. Post, a longtime Springfield volunteer, is so dedicated that he put his home up for collateral several years ago when Springfield needed a new rescue squad but the city couldn't afford it.

Read Louie's story »

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HARLAN'S SECRET WEAPON

For more than a decade now, Nic Christensen has been Harlan boys basketball coach Mitch Osborn's right-hand man. 'When he was 2, Nic was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a nonprogressive brain disorder. Now 31, Nic won't be running a marathon anytime soon, but when you compose a list of his limitations you won't need much time.

Read Nic's story »

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BE LIKE MIKE

There's something about a fist bump from Mike Hollingsworth. Whether they are downtown workers escaping to the gym or co-workers who keep the Downtown YMCA humming, being on the receiving end of that electric tap can be just the morale boost needed to get through the day.

Read Mike's story »

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PAWS AND EFFECT

It's hard to describe what happens when a therapy dog visits. Young, old, sick, or healthy, everything seems better after furry friends Bo or Gracie drop in. SuZanne Rogers trained with them to become a certified therapy dog handler, bringing support and kindness to schools and hospitals. She knows firsthand what such a visit can mean for someone who needs it.

Read SuZanne's story »

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