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VOTE FOR THE CNN HERO OF THE YEAR
Meet the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2017
for your choice to become the CNN Hero of the Year.
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Top 10 CNN Heroes
And the Top 10 are ...
CNN Heroes: Top 10 revealed
These remarkable individuals will be recognized at 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,' Sunday, Dec. 17
Meet Khali Sweeney in a minute
'Books before boxing' credo helps trainer change lives
: Don't box me in
to Downtown Boxing Gym
Meet Leslie Morissette in a minute
Robots attend school in place of sick kids
What is a Philbot?
to Grahamtastic Connection
Meet Jennifer Maddox in a minute
Cop works to stop violence before it starts
: Beyond the beat
to Future Ties
Meet Andrew Manzi in a minute
Vets combat trauma with therapeutic surfing
Warrior Surf: "My family is back."
to Warrior Surf Foundation
Hit by a drunken driver at 17, she gives other amputees hope
to San Antonio Amputee Foundation
A classic car shop where at-risk kids learn to build a future
: The kids inspired him
to Lost Angels Children's Project
One-of-a-kind shop offers more than just coffee
What this job means to Matt and Jessie
to ABLE to Work USA
How hotel soap can save lives
From hotel soap to Eco-Soap
to Eco-Soap Bank
'Mama Rosie' cares for Cape Town's AIDS orphans
Comforting after a disaster...with BBQ
Service to country
to Operation BBQ Relief
Sunday, December 17 - LIVE!
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
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Find out who will be the CNN Hero of the Year!
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Top 10 CNN Heroes videos
Top 10 CNN Hero Rosie Mashale
In Cape Town, South Africa's largest township, Rosie Mashale and her group care for orphaned, abandoned and sick children -- many who lost parents to AIDS.
Top 10 CNN Hero Andrew Manzi
Iraq War veteran Andrew Manzi started Warrior Surf, a nonprofit that provides free surf camps and therapy on the beach for veterans and their families.
Top 10 CNN Hero Amy Wright
In Wilmington, North Carolina,
Amy Wright's coffee shop
offers employment and a community for 40 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Top 10 CNN Hero Khali Sweeney
Since 2007, Khali Sweeney and his boxing program have provided mentorship, tutoring and meals to about 400 children from Detroit's toughest neighborhoods.
Top 10 CNN Hero: Samir Lakhani
Samir Lakhani's nonprofit, Eco-Soap Bank, recycles discarded bars of soap from hotels in Cambodia and distributes them to people in need.
Top 10 CNN Hero Jennifer Maddox
Amid the violence in Chicago, Jennifer Maddox is dedicated to giving young people on the South Side a safe space to learn, grow and succeed.
Top 10 CNN Hero Leslie Morissette
In memory of her son, Leslie Morissette and her nonprofit help connect sick children to their regular lives through free technology, including robots.
Top 10 CNN Hero Mona Patel
After her own struggles as an amputee, Mona Patel started a nonprofit in San Antonio that has provided support and resources for more than 1,100 amputees.
Top 10 CNN Hero Stan Hays
Stan Hays' nonprofit, Operation BBQ Relief, has responded to dozens of disasters, providing 1.7 million hot meals to survivors and first responders.
Top 10 CNN Hero Aaron Valencia
Aaron Valencia's nonprofit, Lost Angels Children's Project, teaches low-income, foster and at-risk youth in California how to restore classic cars.
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
to any 2017 CNN Hero on CrowdRise
'Hero of the Year' Updates
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2011: Robin Lim
2012: Pushpa Basnet
2013: Chad Pregracke
2008: Liz McCartney
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About CNN Heroes
Celebrating eleven years of recognizing CNN Heroes, each of whom shows how one person can truly make a difference.
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