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Focused on the Finish Line: NBC, Indy 500 spotlight Fort Wayne family

INDIANAPOLIS (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — On a weekend that honors those who died serving our country, NBC and the Indianapolis 500 put a spotlight on those whose lives didn’t end, but did change forever.

The “Hidden Heroes” project was launched by former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, who wanted to provide support and encouragement to the caregivers of veterans battling physical and emotional traumas.

On Thursday, TODAY on NBC used the opportunity to draw attention to the important cause, inviting Tom Hanks and Sen. Elizabeth Dole to share the stories of those who care for those men and women who served.

Hidden Heroes

Tom Powell

Tom Powell is the co-anchor of Fort Wayne’s NBC News at 5, 6 and 11 with Linda Jackson. Tom is also the Assistant News Director at Fort Wayne’s NBC.

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