Real-Life American Heroes That Made a Difference in October

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Few acts are more selfless than people donating organs or donating blood on a regular basis. The people who performed these acts are 24/7 Wall St.’s latest additions to the list of American heroes.

This month’s story on heroes features two people who donated a kidney and a liver to save the life of a 3-year-old girl. A 74-year-old man from Chicago has donated blood 500 times over the last two decades and shows no signs of stopping.

And speaking of selfless acts, first-responders went beyond the call of duty to serve the public in October. In Minnesota, a firefighter exchanged wedding vows with his wife and then answered the call to put out a house fire. Deputies in California pushed an elderly woman in her wheelchair a mile to her home after her wheelchair gave out.

Click here to see the real-life American heroes that made a difference in October.

Few stories were more inspiring this past month than that of Army veteran Adam Keys. Keys didn’t let the injuries he had sustained in combat keep him from his goal of climbing to the top of the Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, one of the most challenging mountain treks in the world.

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To compile a list of good news, 24/7 Wall St. used information from media outlets such as CNN.com, theweek.com, as well as websites that focus on reporting inspiring news like positive.news and goodnewsnetwork.org.