Paskalides saw that Monyay was a determined young woman and just needed that mentor figure in her life.
The oldest child is now 37, and some of them still keep in touch, emailing and visiting as they can - but Owens isn't done yet.
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The sign means little to those who weren't familiar with his presence on that corner, but those who knew him know it's from him.
Not only has Mike racked up an impressive academic career for someone his age, he's also started two tech companies.
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Thanks to the blessings from total strangers, he is in a very different place than where he started - and he plans on making the best of it.
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One thing Smith reiterated to all the stations who interviewed him was that he loves people and loves helping them.
A cancer diagnosis at age 10 almost deprived Hayley Arceneaux of her astronaut dreams, but a private space mission rescued her ambitions.
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The note, straightforward and honest, netted Ryan over 177,000 reactions and nearly 6,000 comments.
People offered to wash his clothes, give him gym passes to shower, feed him and even pay for a hotel so he wouldn't have to sleep in his car.