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Gridiron Heroes

On November 2, 2001, Eddie Canales and his son Chris’ lives forever changed. Chris, a senior defensive back, playing for San Marcos Baptist Academy, suffered a spinal cord injury as he went for a touchdown saving tackle during a football game.

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Kids’ Food Basket

Kids’ Food Basket founder, Mary K. Hoodhood created the non-profit in 2001 when a Grand Rapids Public School Principal told Mary K. about how she saw a student digging in a dumpster after school looking for food to take home. Mary K., who was already a long-time Meals on Wheels volunteer, wanted to help ensure Michigan students were getting adequate nutrition after school.

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