When Janelle Syverson isn't taking care of the boys, she advocates for a simple screening for ALD at birth that could save other children from this fate and save families from similar heartbreak.
A group of moms in Maricopa have never met her and they don't even know her name, yet they're paying it forward to a special woman who is inspiring a lot of people.
An Arizona man didn't think twice before jumping into action to save the life of a boy after he was in a horrific crash.
A Valley woman's dependence on drugs and alcohol nearly killed her more than once. But she overcame addiction and now she's sharing her experiences to save others.
A Valley photographer is getting recognized for taking pictures of animals in a shelter on her own time in hopes of getting them adopted, as well as starting a non-profit for the most severe pets.
A Valley woman teaches line dancing classes that often turn into stand up comedy routines and her students love her for it.
A Valley physical education teacher is getting recognition for spotting a need and creating a program that is doing so much more than he could have ever hoped for or imaged.
When Ana Lopez passed away last December her family was devastated, but even they had no idea her passing would have such a deep impact on a young student at the Mesa school where she taught.
One Valley woman was always there give her coworker a ride even after she totaled her car.
A Pay It Forward phone bank at CBS 5 Wednesday night raised $25,830 for the Crisis Nursery a Valley safe haven for victims of child abuse and neglect.
A 7-year-old Valley girl had a simple and sweet wish for Christmas that had nothing to do with gifts for herself and her idea has brought an entire community together.
Dennis Allen has been bringing Christmas cheer to Cottonwood and Jerome for more than two decades, until he was hurt in a motorcycle crash while volunteering with the process for Yarnell's fallen firefighters.
Candace Blair has been such an inspiration to those around her that when she fell a little short on money needed for high school graduation there was not shortage of people who wanted to help.
An Arizona man who his co-workers say goes the extra mile even while dealing with his own personal issues is getting a reward.
Dustin Moscato headed to Yarnell thinking that his small group would be able to feed 200 people. But once they got there they successfully served 6,000 grateful people in need.
A Valley woman wants more than anything to have her father someday walk her down the aisle, but an aggressive form of cancer is robbing her of that dream.
A Valley couple was badly injured in a crash, but their coworkers are making sure it doesn't keep them from walking down the aisle.
Sometimes a simple task, like fixing a flat tire on a hot day, reveals itself to be so much more.
Leeann Eicher thought her trip to Walgreens would be uneventful as usual, but that was before an older woman sitting by the pharmacy caught her eye.
"Financially I couldn't really help, but I figured what else can I do. I can offer my services and help out in that way and that's what I did," David Pollock said.
The community of Coolidge is paying it forward to a group of teens who helped the families of the 19 fallen firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
An Arizona boy beat cancer but he still can't go home, because his parents spent so much money on his treatments that they can't pay to fix their broken air conditioner.
When John De Pierro took over as commander of American Legion Post No. 75 last month, he inherited a financial disaster.
Volunteers from CBS 5 AZ, Cox and Well Fargo donated their time to help provide clothes, backpacks and school supplies to Arizona children in need.
At the end of this month there's a California camp just for girl wrestlers hosted by world class athletes and Olympic champions, but it costs $600 and is a little steep for Brooke's family.
A teacher at Garcia Elementary presented $500, but had no idea they would be presenting the gift to fallen firefighter Brad Harper's cousin, Eric Harper, who is also a Phoenix firefighter.
Rebecca Rostron, a sophomore at Raymond S. Kellis High School, was walking to see a faculty talent show when another classmate in a pickup truck hit her at full speed.
Her students already depend on her wealth of knowledge and experience, but it wasn't until last week that they saw how dedicated she really is.
Stephanie Scovell is faced with challenges in life but is paying it forward to her inspiration who needs a financial boost to get around town.
Scott Clement and his wife, Sherri Clement, heard about Ivan on the news and wanted him to be as comfortable as possible while he recovered so the Clements are paying it forward to Ivan.
Every weekend, a group of about 30 neighborhood children volunteer to clean up the yards of residents who might have trouble doing it themselves.
A Valley woman is paying it forward to a pet lover who has been rescuing animals abandoned in Arizona.
One Valley father spared no expense for his daughter's headstone, but after walking through the cemetery, he realized how many other families couldn't afford even a simple stone to honor their loved one.
On Nov. 28, 2011, she was kidnapped by men who dragged her off the street and threw her into their car.
After a Valley woman had her copper pipes vandalized, she was strapped for cash, until a stranger lent a hand.
A Valley woman say she has her boss to thank for pulling her back from the grips of death.
It took months to make her home livable again after a fire, and when flames threatened a second time at her home away from home, she held the line.
A clerk at Fry's grocery store in the Valley went above and beyond and has earned a loyal customer for life.
The students at Campbell's Dance Studio regularly display their moves in venues all over the world. But there is a woman behind the stage, usually buried in fabric, with a tape measurer always within reach.
The couple's generosity has grown into a bit of a legend in Apache Junction.
A Valley woman was moving from Casa Grande to Sun City West, but the movers she hired bailed on her on moving day and she was in danger of having to pay an extra month's rent.
Compared to the jumbo Powerball jackpot, $500 doesn't seem like much, but it can be stretched to feed hundreds of needy Valley families.
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