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Seven inspiring stories to start your week

A Detroit program pairs young kids with a four legged reading buddy in the hopes that they'll gain confidence in their reading skills. (Source: WDIV/CNN) A Detroit program pairs young kids with a four legged reading buddy in the hopes that they'll gain confidence in their reading skills. (Source: WDIV/CNN)
(KLTV) - Need some cheering up? These seven happy, inspiring and uplifting stories from the past week will do just that.

Mineola boy won't let rare disease slow him down: Ethan Duplechein was born with Caudral Regression Syndrome, which means he is missing part of his lower spine and can't move his legs. Doctors said he would never be mobile or even able to sit up on his own, but now he is defying those doctors' predictions.

Social media helps family find Good Samaritan following accident: A family turned to social media in hopes of finding a Good Samaritan who refused to leave their injured son's side after he was involved in a crash.

Sister praised for saving toddler from choking: A Utah girl is being called a hero for helping to save her young brother's life.

Viral Video: Family trades Christmas jammies for backpacks: Former news-anchor turned production/marketing company creator Penn Holderness and his family star in this video welcoming the end of summer and the start of the school year.

10-year-old cancer survivor to be Cure by Design model: Maci's mom and dad started noticing a difference in their daughter's behavior when she was six. Doctors found a tumor on the end of her brain stem, so she has to re-learn how to walk and talk. Now, she will model for a fashion show.

Dogs help young readers learn skills with a friend: A Detroit program pairs young kids with a four-legged reading buddy in the hopes that they'll gain confidence in their reading skills.

More than 300 people pay it forward at FL Starbucks: The manager said it started in the morning with a woman in her mid-60s paying for the order of the person behind her.

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