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CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE
The Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2017
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Advocate for disabled workers is 2017 CNN Hero of the Year
Watch Amy Wright's big moment
The morning after: Amy on 'New Day'
How a cup of coffee becomes a 'human rights movement'
Who should be honored this year?
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Andra Day and Common perform their Grammy and Critics' Choice nominated song during
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
Tribute Show photo galleries
The stars come out
Celebrities walk the red carpet
Meet the presenters
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CNN Heroes Tribute: Stan Hays
Christopher Meloni introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Stan Hays at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
CNN Heroes Tribute: Rosie Mashale
Alfre Woodard introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Rosie Mashale at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
CNN Heroes Tribute: Aaron Valencia
Christian Bale introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Aaron Valencia at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
CNN Heroes Tribute: Leslie Morissette
Andrew Rannells introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Leslie Morissette at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
CNN Heroes Tribute: Jennifer Maddox
Common introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Jennifer Maddox at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
CNN Heroes Tribute: Amy Wright
Diane Lane introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Amy Wright at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
CNN Heroes Tribute: Andrew Manzi
Jim Gaffigan introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Andrew Manzi at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
CNN Heroes Tribute: Mona Patel
Samira Wiley introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Mona Patel at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
CNN Heroes Tribute: Khali Sweeney
Sterling K. Brown introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Khali Sweeney at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
CNN Heroes Tribute: Samir Lakhani
Amber Tamblyn introduces 2017 Top 10 CNN Hero Samir Lakhani at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."
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One year later
Dreaming is worth it
By Jeison Aristizábal, Special to CNN
We asked Jeison Aristizábal to share what's happened since he was recognized as the 2016 CNN Hero of the Year. Here is his open letter:
Transforming our world
Innovation for a brighter future
Meet young scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs making contributions to improve our environment, health and communities.
Meet five young people making a difference
What they lack in age, they make up for in ambition, proving you're never too young to change the world.
Watch 'Young Wonders: A CNN Heroes Special" on CNNgo
CNN Young Wonder: Campbell Remess
Campbell Remess, 13, spreads kindness and comfort to children battling illnesses. Through his
, he creates and delivers custom-made teddy bears.
Haile Thomas, 16, is leading the next generation toward a healthier future. Her
brings cooking lessons and nutrition education to kids.
: Anderson & Kelly
Ryan Hickman, 8, is on a mission to keep debris out of the ocean and save marine life through his thriving
Ryan's Recycling Company
Sidney Keys III
At 11 years old, Sidney Keys III encourages a love of reading by helping boys see themselves in books through his monthly book club,
Books n Bros
Christina Li, 19, is helping close the gender gap in the tech world. In 2015, she created
, a computer science camp for middle school girls.
Kelly & Anderson
Top 10 CNN Heroes
Comforting after a disaster...with BBQ
Service to country
Stan Hays on CrowdRise
How hotel soap can save lives
From hotel soap to Eco-Soap
Samir Lakhani on CrowdRise
Cop works to stop violence before it starts
: Beyond the beat
Jennifer Maddox on CrowdRise
Vets combat trauma with therapeutic surfing
Warrior Surf: "My family is back."
Andrew Manzi on CrowdRise
'Mama Rosie' cares for Cape Town's AIDS orphans
Rosie Mashale on CrowdRise
Robots attend school in place of sick kids
What is a Philbot?
Leslie Morissette on CrowdRise
Hit by a drunken driver at 17, she gives other amputees hope
Mona Patel on CrowdRise
'Books before boxing' credo helps trainer change lives
: Don't box me in
Khali Sweeney on CrowdRise
A classic car shop where at-risk kids learn to build a future
: The kids inspired him
Aaron Valencia on CrowdRise
One-of-a-kind shop offers more than just coffee
What this job means to Matt and Jessie
Amy Wright on CrowdRise
All the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2017
CNN Heroes: Top 10 revealed
These remarkable individuals were honored during the 11th annual
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.
"Congratulations! You're a Top 10 Hero!"
We called to tell them the news ... This happened next.
Watch their reaction!
Other 2017 CNN Heroes
Vietnam medic now heals lives of fellow vets
Family farm is heaven on earth for dying dogs
Mariuma Ben Yosef:
Homeless at 14, she's saving kids from the streets
Theater is therapy for kids with hearing loss
: How a better library can change a child's life
Empowering children who live in homeless shelters
Helping L.A.'s at-risk youth tell their stories
: Sowing seeds of hope in Harlem's children
: Equipping more kids for on-the-field success
A lifeline for Native Americans struggling to survive
: Families facing breast cancer bond at retreats
: Sick kids are VIPs at football games
City buses become showers for the homeless
Siew Te Wong:
Meet the Superman saving the sun bears of Malaysia
'Hero of the Year' Updates
2013: Chad Pregracke
2008: Liz McCartney
2009: Efren Peñaflorida
2011: Robin Lim
2012: Pushpa Basnet
Meet past CNN Heroes
2016 CNN Heroes
2015 CNN Heroes
2014 CNN Heroes
2013 CNN Heroes
2007-2012 CNN Heroes
Everyday people changing the world
About CNN Heroes
Celebrating eleven years of recognizing CNN Heroes, each of whom shows how one person can truly make a difference.
Nominations open through July 31, 2018