2009 Class of Caring Award Winners

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2009 Adult Caring Award Winner(s)

Mark Asperilla, M.D.

Port Charlotte, Florida
United States

"Life is meant to be shared with those who are less fortunate. It should be about family, community, and God."-Mark Asperilla, M.D.

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John Dau

Syracuse, New York
United States

"If you give up you will miss your happiness because it might be one minute away."-John Dau

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Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman

Migdal Ha'Emek,
Israel

"All children are like human magnets. If they feel that you love them and you're helping them light the way, they're ready to give themselves to you."-Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman

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Paula Lucas

Portland, Oregon
United States

"You don't take action because it's self-fulfilling but because you're looking outside yourself."-Paula Lucas

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Colin Powell

Washington, District of Columbia
United States

"In some ways, I'm doing something not that different from what I did before. I'm preparing kids for battle against drugs, violence, and despair." He'll know he's winning when kids follow the most important order of all. It's to "give back to others. You have no greater obligation."-Colin Powell

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Larry Selman

New York
United States

"I love helping people. I don't get any money. I do it because I get a good feeling."-Larry Selman

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2009 Young Adult Caring Award Winner(s)

Zach Bonner, Age 11

Valrico, Florida
United States

"But when you look back and see how many people you helped, it's a really good feeling."-Zach Bonner

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Ana Dodson, Age 17

Golden, Colorado
United States

"Our generation is the one that can wipe out poverty, raise pennies and awareness - that is how we change the world." -Ana Dodson

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Austin Gutwein, Age 15

Mesa, Arizona
United States

"You don't have to wait until you're an adult to make a difference." -Austin Gutwein

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Rachel and Kelsi Okun, Ages 14 and 11

McLean, Virginia
United States

"There's no explanation for how good it feels to help other people. I think that's one of the reasons why we were put on this earth - to make our mark." -Rachel Okun

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Heather Wilder, Age 16

Las Vegas, Nevada
United States

"That's why I am willing to do everything in my power to help foster kids experience a normal childhood like I have." -Heather Wilder,

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