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A Conversation With A Volunteer Vaccine Advocate

Felisa Hilbert, RN, witnessed babies dying because their mothers couldn’t get them immunized. Through a United Nations’ program called Shot@Life, she’s now saving their lives.

Paralyzed From Polio, A Cyclist Rides

His parents once thought he would never be able to walk. Now, Paralympian Alem Mumuni rides to show there's nothing the disabled can't do, given the proper chances.

The Colorful Totems Of Saint Frida Kahlo

Frequently housebound throughout her life, the legendary Mexican painter turned to fashion, curios, and knick-knacks to let her imagination travel as far as her art.

The Left Foot Of The Fastest Woman Alive

Although her leg was deformed by polio as a child, Wilma Rudolph didn't let her illness stop her from reaching Olympic gold.