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Katie and the cabbage patch

Katie and the Cabbage Patch

Katie and the cabbage patch

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 8:01 PM by Daily Nightly Editor
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Kelly Venardos, Producer, NBC Nightly News

Every so often you come upon a story that stays with you. After working at NBC News for more than 16 years, I have a few of these gems tucked away in my memory. They sustain me through the news stories that aren't necessarily pleasant or positive. Frequently, these stories involve children. This is one of them.

Ten-year-old Katie Stagliano is different than most kids her age. You know this almost immediately, because she's thinking about and devoting a lot of her time and energies to issues that most young people don't give a second thought to. Katie is worried about hungry children across America, and how she can help them.

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Meet Katie Stagliano. She’s a fifth-grader fighting to end hunger in the Lowcountry. Her fight started with a 40 pound cabbage more than a year ago and now she’s encouraging the Lowcountry and inspiring the nation to plant gardens.