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Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 01:21 PM PST

Vallejo Artist Surprises 10-Year-Old In Wheelchair With Elaborate Dinosaur Costume

Vallejo Artist Surprises 10-Year-Old In Wheelchair With Elaborate Dinosaur Costume

A Redwood City boy with cerebral palsy is traveling in style these days thanks to the work of a Vallejo artist, a woman he barely knows. Garvin Thomas reports.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 at 11:13 PM PST

San Jose High School's Emotional Holiday Tradition Brings Students Together and to Tears

San Jose High School's Emotional Holiday Tradition Brings Students Together and to Tears

Every year at this time, the leadership class at San Jose's Branham High School strives to grant as many student wishes as possible. The result is an amazing assembly of compassion and generosity. Garvin Thomas...

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 06:18 PM PST

Gilroy Executive Wipes Out Student Lunch Debt At Local High School

Gilroy Executive Wipes Out Student Lunch Debt At Local High School

When Ken Christopher, Executive Vice President of Christopher Ranch, learned that students at Christopher High School owed thousands of dollars on their school lunch accounts, he decided to wipe it all out with...

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 02:52 AM PDT

Day After Final Chemo Treatment, 7-Year-Old Cancer Patient Asks to Return to Hospital to Cheer Up Fellow Patients

Day After Final Chemo Treatment, 7-Year-Old Cancer Patient Asks to Return to Hospital to Cheer Up Fellow Patients

Claire Noland's parent gave her the choice of going anywhere she wanted after her final chemotherapy treatment: the beach, a park, even the American Girl Doll store. Claire chose, instead, to think of others....

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:01 AM PDT

One Year After Fire, Longhorn Cow Returns To Santa Rosa Ranch, Heals 89-Year-Old Cowboy's Heart

One Year After Fire, Longhorn Cow Returns To Santa Rosa Ranch, Heals 89-Year-Old Cowboy's Heart

Ever since the Tubbs Fire roared through Glyn Evans' Santa Rosa ranch, nothing has been the same for the 89-year-old cowboy. This past weekend, though, one part of his old life, all 1,600 pounds of it, returned....

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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.