Inspiring People

Jim Morgan was struck by a car in March 2014, resulting in him losing his vision, but not his passion for woodwork so he adapted and learned to make clocks with no vision. (Credit: WINK News)video

SWFL man loses sight, finds new purpose through making clocks

Jim Morgan was struck by a car in March 2014, resulting in him losing his vision, but not his passion for woodwork, so he...
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Fort Myers family launches support group for others dealing with diabetes

Nicole Lacasse is inspired by "warriors" like her son Kasen, 11, who lives every day managing their Type 1 Diabetes. "What these warriors do, what...
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Crestwell School students collect change for SWFL cancer patients

Improving the lives of children with cancer can be as easy as emptying your pockets. That's what students at Crestwell School are doing to...
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Fort Myers veteran, trainer inspires people with disabilities to get fit

One Army veteran and fitness trainer in Fort Myers is inspiring people with disabilities to get active and accomplish physical feats they didn't think...
The US Navy will announce that it will name a new aircraft carrier after Doris "Dorie" Miller, a decorated African American World War II veteran who defended Pearl Harbor during the 1941 attack on the Hawaiian naval base. (Credit: U.S. Navy via CNN)

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

The US Navy is set to name a new aircraft carrier after Doris "Dorie" Miller, a decorated African American World War II veteran who...
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Zuke the court dog brings smiles, comforts when you need it most

When the State Attorney's Office calls, Zuke comes running to the rescue. Zuke, or Zuke Vaughn Augustine, is a German Shepherd therapy dog. Court can...
At one Buckingham barn, horses once bound for the slaughterhouse are getting a second chance at life, and an opportunity to help young victims of sex trafficking. (Credit: WINK News)video

Buckingham ranch helps violence victims, rescued horses heal together

At one Buckingham barn, horses once bound for the slaughterhouse are getting a second chance at life, and an opportunity to help young victims...
Sarah Blanchette, 35. (Credit: WINK News)video

SWFL amputee takes steps to help fellow veterans in need

Losing a limb hasn't slowed Sarah Blanchette's drive to live her life serving others. The Air Force Veteran had her right leg amputated after...
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‘Kids Tag Art’ program gives students a voice through creativity

"Art is important because it allows students to have a voice." That statement rings true for Gianna Cannizzo, a Skyline Elementary student who has autism...
Julian Sundby helps a veteran express his powerful lyrics. (Credit: WINK News)video

Fort Myers non-profit ‘Hero Song’ lends voice to veterans, first responders

Julian Sundby loves making music with his heroes. They could be veterans, active military or first responders. "They're risking their lives to protect us," Sundby...

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