Every year since 2007, CNN has highlighted Heroes Next Door, people making a difference in their corner of the world. In this story, after losing his son, Emilio, to cancer in 2000, Richard Nares began a program called “Ride with Emilio” to provide low-income child cancer patients with transportation.
Every fall CNN asks viewers to help them pick the hero of the year. Halfway through 2013, you can see the heroes to date here (click on the link next to the camera to see the videos). Just as important, you can still nominate someone you think is a hero here. You’ve got till August 31.