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From CNN Hero to Superhero?

Updated 10:15 AM ET, Sat December 10, 2016
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After Hurricane Katrina, Liz McCartney founded SBP, an nationally recognized leader in disaster recovery that has rebuilt 1,200 homes around the US. She and four other CNN Heroes of the Year are in the running for CNN SuperHero. KYLE CHRISTY/CNN/Kyle Christy
Efren Peñaflorida's nonprofit, Dynamic Teen Company, brings education to children who have dropped out of school. Since he was named a CNN Hero of the Year, Peñaflorida's team has taught an estimated 40,000 kids around the world. JEREMY FREEMAN/CNN
Robin Lim's organization, Bumi Sehat, was founded in 1995 and has since provided medical care to more than 300,000 patients in Indonesia and the Philippines. JEREMY FREEMAN/CNN
Providing housing education, healthy meals and medical services, Pushpa Basnet's Early Childhood Development Center responds to the needs of children forced to live inside Nepal's prisons. JEREMY FREEMAN/CNN
Chad Pregracke's nonprofit, Living Lands and Waters, has removed millions of pounds of waste, trash and toxic chemicals from rivers across the US. Theo Wargo/WireImage/WireImage