They’ve brought healthcare to the poor, saved animals in Suriname, rescued children in Nepal, and provided food, water, and hope to people who’ve had none for a very long time.
CNN’s “Top Ten Heroes of 2015,” have officially been announced.
The general public gets to vote for their favorite top ten nominee over the course of the next few weeks, but be warned, you’ll face a tough choice before casting your ballot online.
The nominees for Hero of the Year are:
Dr. Jim Withers who has given free, quality healthcare to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania’s homeless for more than 20 years.
Monique Pool, “The Sloth Lady,” who has rescued and rehabilitated hundreds of sloths and other animals back into the jungles of Suriname.
Richard Joyner, a Conetoe, North Carolina pastor who started gardens to give his parishioners healthier diets in his town’s “nutritional desert.”
Maggie Doyne, who used her babysitting money to buy land and start an orphanage and school in Nepal — today home to 50 children and 350 students.
Sean Gobin, who created a project to let veterans “walk off the war” by supplying them with everything they need for long-distance hikes in the U.S.
Bhagwati Agrawal, who brought safe, clean drinking water to 10,000 people living in six villages in India.
Kim Carter, a former inmate and homeless woman who created a nonprofit to help 800 women like her reclaim their lives.
Rochelle Ripley, who, inspired by her Lakota grandmother’s stories, has raised $9 million for Native Americans on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
Jody Farley-Berens, who has provided free financial and emotional support to 300 single parents battling cancer in Phoenix, Arizona since 2006.
Dr. Daniel Ivankovich, who has battled red tape and provided medical care — including 600 surgeries — to 100,000 patients whether they could pay for their treatments or not.
You can vote for one person per day at CNNHeroes.com. The network will announce the winner at their annual televised award show December 6, and present the 2015 winner with $100,000 for continuing his or her good work.
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