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Saturday, Dec 30, 2017 at 02:22 PM PST

The Performance Of A Lifetime: Facebook Engineer With Terminal Illness Takes To The Stage

The Performance Of  A Lifetime: Facebook Engineer With Terminal Illness Takes To The Stage

Rising from intern to manager, 33-year-old Eric Sun has had a great career at Facebook. But ask him what's the most important thing to him he'll not only say something else, he'll spend the rest of his life...

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 03:36 PM PDT

After Crash, Santa Cruz Woman Discovers What Saved Her

After Crash, Santa Cruz Woman Discovers What Saved Her

Sonja Brunner not only believes that the good you do in the world comes back to you ten-fold, she says she is living proof of it. Garvin Thomas reports.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 11:51 AM PDT

San Francisco Teacher Ready To Share Story, Struggles To Help Inspire Students

San Francisco Teacher Ready To Share Story, Struggles To Help Inspire Students

At 25-years-old, Ali Graham is more confident than ever that what she is missing is a big part of what she has to add. Garvin Thomas shares her story in this Bay Area Proud report.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 04:17 PM PDT

San Jose Artist With Cerebral Palsy Gets First Solo Exhibition

San Jose Artist With Cerebral Palsy Gets First Solo Exhibition

Don Ryker's parents say the expectation for Don growing up was that he could do anything he wanted to in spite of his disability. Like be a great artist.

Friday, Nov 3, 2017 at 08:48 PM PDT

Palo Alto Nonprofit Helps Thousands Cope With Grief

Palo Alto Nonprofit Helps Thousands Cope With Grief

When Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's husband, Dave, died in 2015, she had the resources to pay for the best grief counselors anywhere. She chose one, though, that doesn't charge anything.

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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