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Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 01:52 PM PDT

San Jose Eye Surgeon Gives Away $50,000 Worth Of Procedures To Those Who Can't Afford Them

San Jose Eye Surgeon Gives Away $50,000 Worth Of Procedures To Those Who Can't Afford Them

Now in its 15th year, Dr. Michael Furlong's Gift Of Sight charity has improved the vision of 150 people for free.

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 02:41 PM PDT

Oakland Graphic Designer Raises Thousands For Flood Relief In Hometown

Oakland Graphic Designer Raises Thousands For Flood Relief In Hometown

Beau Bergeron was inspired to help by the people who used their fishing boats to rescue neighbors during the flooding in Baton Rouge. They called themselves the "Cajun Navy."

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 05:47 PM PDT

San Francisco Attorney Spends Years Searching For Sea Captain Who Saved Her Family

San Francisco Attorney Spends Years Searching For Sea Captain Who Saved Her Family

Lauren Vuong wondered how she could go on enjoying her wonderful life without acknowledging where it all began.

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 08:03 PM PDT

Recovering From Valley Fire, Middletown Residents Receive Inspiration From Unlikely Source: 95-Year-Old Jazzerciser

Recovering From Valley Fire, Middletown Residents Receive Inspiration From Unlikely Source: 95-Year-Old Jazzerciser

Rex Bowers didn't start exercising until he retired in the early 1980's. He hasn't stopped since.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 11:36 PM PDT

Chevron, Richmond Neighborhood Work Together To Solve Mystery, Preserve Father's Memorial To His Son

Chevron, Richmond Neighborhood Work Together To Solve Mystery, Preserve Father's Memorial To His Son

Cesar Zepeda could tell that someone was taking care of the roadside memorial on San Pablo Avenue in Richmond. He just didn't know who.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 10:57 PM PDT

20 Years After Championship Ends In Tie, High School Quarterback Gets Teams Back Together To Seek Redemption, Settle Score

20 Years After Championship Ends In Tie, High School Quarterback Gets Teams Back Together To Seek Redemption, Settle Score

When league championship game ended in a tie, Wali Razaqi had 5 seconds to make a decision. He's had 20 years to live with it.

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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@nbcuni.com