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Albany has a hero of their own

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany woman's mission to reduce obesity in south Georgia is getting national attention and she's being called a hero.

In February of 2004, Pamela Green Jackson founded Youth Becoming Healthy in honor of her brother Bernard who died from complications of obesity-related illnesses.

Because of the organization's success, Jackson was nominated and selected out of thousands to be profiled as a CNN Hero.

"I'm still humbled by it. I'm just doing what I believe God wanted me to do to make a difference in my community and start with the kids. This was a wake-up call, not only for me who also struggles, but to help children and they're so many of them that do," said Jackson.

Jackson's interview with Larry King will air Thursday night. A story on Jackson and Youth Becoming Healthy will air at different times throughout the weekend on CNN and Headline News.  

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