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is a Colombian ophthamologist who created the charity 'Giving Hope to See.'
has used her passion for motorcycling to transform healthcare delivery in rural parts of Africa.
is the chief of neurosurgery
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
created the world's first blood bank.
is the co-founder of Doctors without Borders.
changed countless lives and livelihoods by founding Alcoholics Anonymous.
saved her brother's life.
fought against the use of pesticides for the protection of migrant farm workers.
founded the Center for Nutritional Recovery.
taught others how to save more lives of the patients in hospitals.
David D. Ho
discovered a successful way to treat people with AIDS.
Doctor Steven Kopits
was a compassionate physician who lives on in the hearts of his patients.
Dr. David Applebaum
was a selfless emergency room doctor in Jerusalem
Dr. Hawa Abdi
is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. J. Larry Brown
directs the national Center on Hunger and Poverty.
Dr. Larry Thomas
is the founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation.
Dr. Mark Jacobson
works with AIDS patients in Tanzania.
Dr. Michael DeBakey
is the father of modern open-heart surgery.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
is a champion for children who bear the invisible scars of tough childhoods...
Dr. Paul Brand
was a compassionate surgeon who pioneered work in leprosy.
Dr. Paul Farmer
has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world.
Dr. Van Halbach
is a hero to the Ghenender family for saving Ingrid's life.
Dr. Zeda Rosenberg
is working to protect women from HIV/AIDS.
Evelyn H. Lauder
founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert
made tremendous advancements in food safety in the American Southwest.
is an HIV/AIDS educator and Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
saved the eysight of thousands of Aboriginal and poor people.
Hazviperi Betty Makoni
founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.
is one of the leading authorities on AIDS research.
shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.
In aftermath of Ebola, Sierra Leone finds forgiveness is a powerful resource
Jane Akre & Steve Wilson
won the 2001 Goldman Environmental Prize for their courageous journalism.
Jean Henry Dunant
helped save the life of Jessica's mother through the Red Cross Organization.
is an author, mentor and advocate for understanding those who have dyslexia.
Unite for Sight
works to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness worldwide.
Jesse William Lazear
confirmed Carlos Finlay hypothesis that mosquitos transmitted yellow fever.
dedicated his life to improving life for people living in the Australian Outback.
is a surfer dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to the world.
donated one of her kidneys to a man in desperate need.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
is a hero to Rachel who was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.
works to help the homeless in Chicago through the Inspiration Cafe.
Malaria Campaign 2009
Students join together to eradicate malaria.
Marlo Thomas is a champion for children at St. Jude and around the world.
Mary N. Sanchez
is a nurse manager and renowned advocate for veterans care and service.
Medecins Sans Frontieres
won the Nobel Peace Prize for working under fire to save lives.
Medical Missions for Children
uses cutting-edge medical broadcasting technologies to bring medical care to underserved communities.
is passionate about helping mothers and children in developing nations.
Michael J. Fox
works to find a cure for Parkinsons Disease.
is commited to the health of children and veterans.
risked his career as a surgeon to save Bob's life.
harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health.
Oumoul Khary Sow
founded the Caravan of Hope which travels to remote areas in Senegal to help prevent malaria.
and Driving for Donors
is helping young and old cancer patients receive the life saving bone marrow treatments.
Peter C. Alderman Foundation
helps heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism around the world.
Wild At Heart provides opportunities for people who experience disability, mental illness or other disadvantage to learn how to find their own “voice” through music and art.
Robert E. Kimura, M.D.
is a hero to his niece in and out of the operating room.
is internationally known as a leader in envisioning and creating innovative technology
helps to educate and better the lives of blind people living in Tibet.
Sally Sampson makes cooking
fun to fight childhood obesity
invented the fonio husking machine.
a young doctor in Burma keeps his promise to his village.
Scoliosis Caring Association of R.O.C in Taiwan
educates and assists those with scoliosis.
shares her scientific understanding and personal experience of autism to help others.
To Write Love On Her Arms
was founded to help people suffering from depression and substance abuse.
is a teacher in Botswana, Africa, working to eradicate malaria.
Trisomy 18 Foundation
raises awareness and supports research for cures for this genetic disorder.
Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes
established a psychological understanding of the human search for meaning.
pioneered a form of heart surgery for babies and taught a generation of surgeons.
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