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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee is among the greatest athletes who ever lived.

She has never forgotten where she came from and never stopped giving back to our area in many ways, including one you'd never expect.

Watch the video player above for Katie Felts' story.

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