The top 10 CNN Heroes of the year were honored December 2 during a star-studded gala at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. See how the night unfolded, from the red carpet arrivals to the much-anticipated announcement of the CNN Hero of the Year.
Blog curated by Steve Krakauer, Kyle Almond and Dorrine Mendoza, with help from JD Cargill on the red carpet.
What a remarkable and uplifting program. Thank you CNN.EmartinbeckDec 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM
Let's look for more simple things..they are all around us if we have eyes to see and the love to act on themgudcookerDec 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM
This TV shows are The real reason why TV was created! To inspire people GDCDec 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM
Gripping video of David Angel Leos, one of the veterans that CNN Hero Mary Cortani is helping. Leos and his dog, Shadow, are in this great photo gallery of war vets and their service dogs. See exactly how each dog helps his two-legged buddy. Full story from CNN's Eliott C. McLaughlin
CNN Hero Thulani Madondo struggled as a child growing up in the slums of Kliptown, South Africa. Today, his Kliptown Youth Program provides school uniforms, tutoring, meals and activities to 400 children in the community.
Get a closer look at Kliptown in this amazing photo gallery.
CNN Hero Pushpa Basnet is up next. She gives dozens of children in Nepal a place to live while their parents are incarcerated.
Many children in Nepal actually have to live behind bars with their parents because there’s nowhere else to go and there isn’t a sufficient social safety net. Basnet’s group also provides a day care program for young children who live in prison.
Children dying, not being able to go to school. The heart gets so heavy seeing these stories. Let us all hope we are able to do our part. Thanks CNN for showcasing these Heroes.Latha KalagaDec 2, 2012 at 10:14 PM
they are all heroes but puspa is the real heroramDec 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Ordinary" people are becoming "Extraordinary" this very moment as they will act on the feelings they are experiencing now; have a idea and act on itgudcookerDec 2, 2012 at 10:12 PM