Danielle Gletow started One Simple Wish, a nonprofit that helps grant the wishes of foster children. Wishes are posted online, and anyone can pay to make a child’s wish come true. Since 2008, the group has helped grant more than 6,500 wishes to children in 42 states.
One of this year’s Top 10 Heroes will become the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ and awarded $250,000 to continue their work.
You can vote once a day, every day at www.cnnheroes.com through Sunday, November 17.
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We are waiting for official word on whether Carlos Burle surfed a 100 foot wave and broke the world record. But longboard surfing legend Laird Hamilton says it doesn't matter how big the wave was, he doesn’t believe Burle finished the ride. Anderson speaks with Hamilton about this surfing controversy.
Pope Francis delivered a message to families in Saint Peter's Square over the weekend, but it was a boy from the audience who ended up stealing the show. The little guy apparently wanted to be part of the action. He jumped right up to be next to the pope and refused to leavethe pontiff’s side, even after an aide offered him candy. The pope took it all in stride. Randi Kaye reports.
Criminal charges could be filed against the owners of a California nursing home. On the day the state shut down the facility, most of the staff walked off the job. They left 14 elderly patients behind, and no arrangements were made to move them elsewhere. Three employees stayed behind to help the abandoned patients. Stephanie Elam has been digging into this story.
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The Justice Department is preparing to announce whether the death of Georgia high school student Kendrick Johnson deserves a full civil rights investigation. Local officials ruled the case a tragic accident, but his parents insist Kendrick was murdered. Today, a judge ordered the release of new potential evidence in the case. Victor Blackwell has the latest.
Kendrick Johnson's parents have enlisted the help of Florida civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who gained national attention representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the teen who was shot to death by George Zimmerman. Anderson spoke with him, and his co-counsel Chevene King.
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