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Plane mechanic helps keep dream alive for 4-year-old who died of cancer
Custodian teaching students how to sweep their chess competition
‘Flying Classroom’ program inspiring Florida students to explore STEM
At Miami Springs’ Academy for Innovative Education, students get to explore different areas of STEM, inspiring careers in science through exploration and experiences. It’s all part of Captain Barrington Irving’s program called the “Flying Classroom.” NBC 6 South Florida anchor Constance Jones shares more.
Man thanks nurses who saved his life in a grocery store after suffering cardiac arrest
Street artist transforms signs around New York City
New graduate to work at the same prosthetics center that helped her after terrible accident
Transit announcements voiced by kids with autism in inclusive project
‘Violins of Hope’ performance honors Holocaust victims with restored instruments
Woman completes Boston Marathon months after coma
Boston Marathon bombing survivor shares how Marine veteran helped his recovery
It’s been 10 years since the Boston Marathon bombing. Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky were among those injured in the attack. Marine Sergeant Gabe Martinez, who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan, wanted to help survivors with recovery. Lester Holt sat down with Patrick and Gabe to find out more about their inspiring story.