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Dearborn's Greatest People of 2012

Changing lives, in Dearborn and beyond—who's your pick for the city's Person of the Year?

We've written about a lot of people doing amazing things in the city of Dearborn in 2012—from elementary-aged kids getting their first taste of philanthropy to older adults still striving to make a difference.

Dearborn residents are building sustainable gardens, helping raise money or gather funds for those in need, and bettering their neighborhoods. Here are just a few of those stories—some of our favorite Greatest People in Dearborn from the past year.

Dema Fawaz, now a student at the University of Michigan, spent her senior year at Dearborn High School helping to collect books. Her objective? to create a library for Oakwood Healthcare's Center for Exceptional Families.

Read the full story here.

Steve Arnold was terrified when he had to take his teenage daughter to the hospital after she came home high on a substance called K2. Arnold helped drive the movement to rid Dearborn stores of the substance, and is still working to keep store owners from selling paraphernalia and synthetic marijuana to Dearborn teens.

Read the full story here.

Husain Bazzi was dismayed to see his neighborhood playground, Hemlock Park, falling into disrepair. So the Fordson High School student took it upon himself to make sprucing up the park his Eagle Scout project. Husain raised the funds and, with a group of friends, personally repaired the park's basketball courts.

Read the full story here.

Kristyn Taylor is well on her way to becoming a lawyer. But while she does so, she has made rallying for Dearborn issues her battle. Kristyn started the group—on Facebook and otherwise—Dearborn Residents for Accountability. The contingent of residents took on the tast of learning about and breaking down the city's budget, and has since looked at a number of issues relevant to all concerned Dearborn residents.

Read the full story here.


Dearborn Firefighters didn't just raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy; they rented an RV, collected funds and drove out there to lend a helping hand in communities hardest hit by the natural disaster.

Read the full story here.

Millie December 29, 2012 at 03:54 PM
What a super bunch of folks. God bless them all !

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