Part I: THE PACIFIC OCEAN
Part II: BIG NUMBERS
Part III: THE YOUNG: Babies, toddlers and teens
Part IV: LAUGHTER: A peek into the soul
Part V: NATURE: Her splendor and fury
"Why are you doing that? There are thousands of starfish on the beach. You can't really make a difference."
First man flipped the starfish he was holding back into the ocean. "I can to that one."
- Susan Burton's nonprofit provides sober housing and other support to formerly incarcerated women.
- Guadalupe Arizpe De La Vega has for 30 years, provided quality health care in the dangerous city of Juarez, Mexico. Several times a week, this 74-year-old grandmother drives into the murder capital of the world to help keep a sanctuary and health center for the needy, open and available for people who have no other place to turn.
- Linda Fondren has helped residents of her Mississippi town lose nearly 15,000 pounds.
- Narayanan Krishnan has brought more than 1.2 million hot meals to India's homeless and destitute through his nonprofit organization.
- Dan Wallrath of Texas has, since 2005, given injured veterans homes of their own -- mortgage-free.
- Anuradha Koirala and her group have helped more than 12,000 victims of Nepal's sex trafficking business.
- Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow's program, Mary's Meals, provides free daily meals to more than 400,000 children around the world.
- Aki Ra and his group have made Cambodia safer by clearing about 50,000 mines and weapons.
- Evans Wadongo invented a way for rural families in Kenya to replace smoky kerosene and firelight with solar powered lanterns saving countless lives.
- Harmon Parker builds footbridges in Kenya -- protecting people from floods and animals while connecting communities.
An organ donor covered on tonight's news saved a dozen strangers by his donations... and it showed the donor's wife listening to her deceased husband's heart beating in another's chest. Very powerful. (You an organ donor? You should be.)
And this season, how about Santa? Oh yeah! the Power of 1... in hearts and minds.