Where are they now? 

    2008 Hero of the Year

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    Liz McCartney

    After Hurricane Katrina, Liz McCartney founded SBP, a nationally recognized leader in disaster recovery that has rebuilt nearly 1,200 homes in the U.S.

    2011 Hero of the Year

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    Robin Lim

    Robin Lim's organization, Bumi Sehat, was founded in 1995 and has since provided medical care to more than 300,000 expectant mothers and babies in Indonesia and the Philippines.

    2013 Hero of the Year

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    Chad Pregracke

    Chad Pregracke's nonprofit, Living Lands & Waters, has removed millions of pounds of waste, trash and toxic chemicals from rivers across the U.S. All five past Heroes of the Year received $10,000 from CNN.

2016's Top 10 Heroes