Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 05:08 PM PDT

Mother, Autistic Son Create Art Duo

Mother, Autistic Son Create Art Duo

Patti Gay has always seen the beauty in her autistic son, Noah. Now, through an ingenious collaboration, not only can others see it, they can buy a piece of it.

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 10:39 AM PST

12-Year-Old Creates Braille Printer Out Of Legos

12-Year-Old Creates Braille Printer Out Of Legos

When Shubham Banerjee learned how expensive Braille printers were, he thought he could do better. All he needed was a month, and a set of Legos.

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 01:20 PM PST

High School Basketball Manager Becomes Unlikely Star Of Game

High School Basketball Manager Becomes Unlikely Star Of Game

After four years of quietly helping others shine in the spotlight, Lucas Cortez finally got his shot. And he nailed it.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM PST

Couple Married 72 Years Gets Wedding They Never Had

Couple Married 72 Years Gets Wedding They Never Had

Jennifer Noble thought it wasn't right that Bob and Mira Graves had been married 72 years but didn't have a single picture from their wedding day. So, she decided to give them photo they never had, by...

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 05:35 PM PST

Family of Girl, 6, Donates Her Tumor After Death

Family of Girl, 6, Donates Her Tumor After Death

Accepting the fact they couldn't even fight to save their daughter Jennifer's life was difficult for Libby and Tony Kranz. Choosing to see past their loss in the hopes of helping others, was not.

Saturday, Mar 8, 2014 at 06:19 PM PST

Sex Trafficking Doc Inspires East Bay Woman To Help Thai Children

Sex Trafficking Doc Inspires East Bay Woman To Help Thai Children

Many non profits end up with documentaries made about them. Rachel Goble's SOLD Project began with one.

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Each week NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas profiles the people, the groups, and the companies making the Bay Area, and the world, a better place to live. Bay Area Proud stories are success stories; inspiring profiles of those making a positive change in our communities. Do you know someone who we should profile? Contact garvin.thomas.nbc@gmail.com
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