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Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon nominated Rose Mapendo as a CNN Hero.
Mapendo, a Tutsi, survived 16 months of harrowing atrocity in a Congolese death camp with her children before their life-saving rescue and resettlement.
Her journey ultimately led to her collaborative establishment of Mapendo International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying, saving and resettling endangered refugees.
"She's the story of the power of forgiveness," says Sarandon.
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