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Acts of Kindness Winner Receives National Recognition

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LAS VEGAS - A valley teen who was featured on Acts of Kindness has received national recognition for her anti-bullying radio show.

Corey Taylor recently returned from Newtown, Connecticut where she received the Charlotte Bacon Acts of Kindness Award. What she didn't know at the time was that she was the recipient of a second award.

"I was the only recipient of the Johnson Company. They gave me, together with the Newtown Foundation, a thousand dollars to give to Braden's Hope Foundation, which is a charity for childhood cancer research," she said. "It's my favorite charity, and I was just so honored and so blessed by this. It was a true life-changing experience."

Taylor runs a nationally-broadcasted radio talk show where she tackles several teen issues, including bullying.

She says going to Newtown, touring the city and meeting people affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy changed her perspective.

"Their families were heartbroken. They are taking a tragedy and turning it into a positive thing," she said. "It's really inspiring, and it makes me want to be a better person, and help more people, and spread more kindness and really live life to the fullest."

Taylor almost didn't make the trip due to financial constraints. Donations from Las Vegas residents enabled her to travel to Connecticut.

If you wish to nominate someone for Acts of Kindness, visit our website or e-mail us.

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