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Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 08:34 PM PDT

After Grand Act Of Kindness To Change One Life, East Bay Man Strives To Touch Thousands More

After Grand Act Of Kindness To Change One Life, East Bay Man Strives To Touch Thousands More

Eugene Yoon has always been inspired by Ellen DeGeneres' admonition to "be kind to one another." It once lead him to help a man walk again. It is now sending him all over the country to help so many...

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 at 10:32 PM PDT

The World's Toughest Book Tour? Amputee Embarks On 4,000 Mile Unsupported Trek Across America

The World's Toughest Book Tour? Amputee Embarks On 4,000 Mile Unsupported Trek Across America

Niki Rellon says they only thing tougher for her than hiking the Appalachian Trail on a prosthetic leg was writing a book about the experience and the only thing tougher than that was figuring out how to market...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 10:17 PM PDT

Success Stories: Families, Once Divided, Celebrate Reunification

Success Stories: Families, Once Divided, Celebrate Reunification

Sadly, success is a word not used often enough to describe the fate of children who grow up in foster care. Their drop out, incarceration, and drug use rates are among the highest of any group. All the more...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:51 AM PDT

San Jose Brothers Save Richmond Baseball Program With Donations To Replace Stolen Equipment

San Jose Brothers Save Richmond Baseball Program With Donations To Replace Stolen Equipment

Through their Baseball Buddies nonprofit, Jordan and Matthew Leffler have been sending used baseball equipment around the country and the world for close to a decade. Recently, though, it was a school in...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 01:26 PM PDT

Mother Gets Unexpected Gift After Introducing Daughter With Autism To Jewelry-Making

Mother Gets Unexpected Gift After Introducing Daughter With Autism To Jewelry-Making

25-year-old Siri Chettipally, who has been selling her jewelry through her online store, Designs By Siri, is now embarking on a charitable endeavor, The Blue Bracelet Project (www.bluebracelet.org).Garvin Thomas...

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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