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Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 07:58 PM PDT

San Mateo High School Students Spread Positive News

San Mateo High School Students Spread Positive News

When her US History teacher told the class they should start a positive news program when they were grown up and rich, the idea resonated with Caroline Rumer. Except, she had no plans to wait for either of those...

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 at 11:57 PM PDT

Captured On Video: Touching Gift From Nurse Brings Teen Awaiting Transplant To Tears

Captured On Video: Touching Gift From Nurse Brings Teen Awaiting Transplant To Tears

When Colin James, a nurse at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, won an Ed Sheeran-signed-guitar in a radio station contest, he thought it was great. The only problem was he doesn't play guitar. So,...

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 08:16 PM PST

1-Pound Preemie Beats Odds With Help of NICU Volunteers

1-Pound Preemie Beats Odds With Help of NICU Volunteers

The barely-one-pound girl, given up at birth by her mother, was failing to thrive. So a group of El Camino Hospital volunteers stepped up to help. Garvin Thomas shares this touching story in this edition of Bay...

Friday, Mar 1, 2019 at 05:05 PM PST

Grateful For Life-Changing Gift, 15-Year-Old Amputee Looks To Help Teammate

Grateful For Life-Changing Gift, 15-Year-Old Amputee Looks To Help Teammate

The power of paying it forward is something that, for many of us, takes a lifetime to learn. Not for 15-year-old Ella Rodriguez of Gilroy. Garvin Thomas reports.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 10:55 PM PST

Willow Glen Bar Takes Down Thousands Of Dollar Bills From Ceiling, Sending Money To Charity, Message To Neighbors

Willow Glen Bar Takes Down Thousands Of Dollar Bills From Ceiling, Sending Money To Charity, Message To Neighbors

For the past 9 years, customers have been tacking dollar bills to the walls and ceiling of a Willow Glen bar. This past weekend, they all came down. Garvin Thomas reports in this edition of Bay Area Proud.

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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
North Bay Spirit Awards
The North Bay Spirit award was developed in partnership with The Press Democrat and Comcast NBCU to celebrate people who make a difference in our communities. In addition to highlighting remarkable individuals, the North Bay Spirit program aims to encourage volunteerism, raise visibility of nonprofits and create a spirit of giving. Click here for stories and videos about the recipients.