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October 9th, 2008
10:31 AM ET

CNN HERO: 'Following my heart and doing what feels right'

Program Note: CNN Heroes received nearly four thousand submissions from 75 countries. A Blue Ribbon Panel selected the Top 10 CNN Heroes for the year, and over 1 million of you voted for your CNN HERO OF THE YEAR

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Anne Mahlum used to run by homeless men each day. Now, she's running with them in an effort to get them back on their feet.
Anne Mahlum used to run by homeless men each day. Now, she's running with them in an effort to get them back on their feet.

Anne Mahlum | MY STORY

I’m so very honored to be included among the top heroes. But, this award isn’t a solo mission. Soooo many people have contributed to building Back on My Feet.

So when I got the call, I was sitting at home on my couch working. When I was told that I was chosen as a top hero, I was in awe.

I’m not a hero – I’m just following my heart and doing what feels right, which is what I think we’re all trying to do. Back on My Feet is my purpose in this world and I know I’m lucky to have found it at a young age.

I am certain, with all my heart , that I was put here to help people discover themselves by pushing themselves further than they thought possible. I want to inspire people to do something extraordinary with the fire that lives inside them.

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  1. Sherry

    CONGRADULATIONS

    October 9, 2008 at 11:11 am |

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