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FGCU student on mission to create opportunities for people with disabilities

One Florida Gulf Coast University student is inspiring people who are wheelchair-bound to believe in new possibilities. He's creating something inside the university's robotics lab...
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Students with special needs find ‘Best Buddies’ through SWFL schools program

For Southwest Florida students with special needs, the 'Best Buddies' program lends a helping hand through the school hallway. The program builds a bridge between...
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Cape High students create sweet way for community to give back

With sprinkles and frosting layered on however you like, three Cape Coral High School seniors created a way to help Make-a-Wish Southern Florida make...
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Naples ‘Bocce king’ inspires seniors to get active

A surprise ceremony today honored one Naples man for his impact in the community. Joe Rovida found his passion in his seventies when he visited...
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Fort Myers woman says German woman saved her life with stem cell donation

An inspiring story of how two strangers became family after a life-saving donation. Tuesday, inside the Plantation Golf and Country Club, two women from...
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Blind Fort Myers swimmer inspires others to rethink possibilities with disabilities

One Fort Myers woman is inspiring people to rethink possibilities with disabilities. Niki Dondero launches herself off the pool wall and towards her dreams, stroke...
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Longtime North Collier firefighter honored for community service

Firefighter/Paramedic Robbie Schank knew he wanted to serve his community at a young age. He says fighting fires runs in his blood. Schank is...
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Naples veteran creates #OneArmPillowChallenge to support SWFL amputees

One Naples veteran is inspiring people to show support for amputees, using a pillow and a pillowcase. The method is transforming the lives of...
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Fort Myers student creates community closet that rewards good behavior

A special surprise awaited students this week as they made their way into a brand new addition to the Fort Myers Middle Academy. The writing...
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HIV patient helps others living with incurable virus through McGregor Clinic

A woman from Southwest Florida is inspiring people to educate themselves about Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Marissa Gonzalez knows what it feels like to be told...

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