Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.



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CARING

Alexander Kovarovic

I wanted to share the story of someone in my community who is seriously changing lives and is extremely inspirational to so people across the country. He truly shows what being a truly amazing person is all about. His name is Alex Kovarovic and he lives in Schenectady, NY. He used to live in Gloversville, NY and...

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HONOR

Terry Wells

My story is that my dad was in the ARMY for 10 years and i wasn't even born yet and i always say thank you for your service to everyday. I love him so much i am thankful that he is still here for me today. And my godfather Josh was in the ARMY with my dad and he is like my dad, so i sometimes call him dad. 2...

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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE

Michael Michael

Born the youngest of four children to an abusive alcoholic father and an ill mother, Michael learned early on to make lemonade of lemons. When he was four years old, he and his siblings & mother were able to escape their father. They had nothing other than the clothes on their backs. The family survived by living...

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FAMILY

Trent Nunley

my dad is my hero because he used to be in the military but retired to spend more time with his family. we all get to spend alot of time together, and we all enjoy it. every day he comes home and the first thing he does is say hello to his family. he drives me and my sister to tae kwon do, because he knows what...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Ericka Brown

Ericka is a single mother of 4 young men. She also recently enrolled back into college at 43 years of age after dropping out over 20 plus years ago. Ericka have overcome molestation, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Ericka is always positive despite of all she's been through. She continues to wear a smile...

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APPRECIATING NATURE

Allora Lockwood

She helps dogs when she finds them on the road.She nurses them back to health and then gives them to no kill shelters where they are adopted in Paris.

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STRENGTH

Joe Lopez

Any hero I choose is my dad, he has worked for a company for seven years.but now he owns it and is the boss of it as well. My dad has started working when he was five years old, he had to work for money every day on his life,even today and still standing up and working for his and our family. Also he and his...

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INSPIRATION

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has a long history of action against bullying and empowerment of young people, she does it through her fashion, her music, her social medias and through Born This Way Foundation, That she founded in 2011, after her álbum “Born This Way”; The Born This Way foundation is a non profit organization as a way...

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BEING THERE

Karen Sanders

My mom is my hero because she's caring and has been supportive of me my entire life. Even though I was a very difficult teenager and even though at the time I didn't like her decisions about my life, I now realize that she only did what she thought was right for me. She has always been there for me, sometimes she...

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COURAGE

Caleb Ross

My hero is my son Caleb. He has been through so much in his 11 years of life. He was diagnosed with autism about 5 years ago. His life has been a struggle. Beyond his diagnosis, his family life has been very stressed. He is so smart, intelligent, loving, caring and just totally awesome! He is an inspiration to me...

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AMBITION

Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

My hero is Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. He was our former president Of The Republic of INDIA. In his child hood he used to distribute news papers. During chilled hood there teacher taken them on beach.Where he seen a flying birds. This inspired then to fly in skies. This dream they achieved through Indian Space...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

John Paizis

John Paizis is the founder and director of PASW - a performing arts program for adults with disabilities. He has dedicated his life and the past 30+ years to providing career opportunities for the disabled. He's never once asked for recognition of his accomplishments, but I am here to call him a champion. This...

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BEING THERE

Lionel Richards

Whenever I'm sad he always makes me feel better and has a sense of humour that makes me feel better about myself

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HELPING OTHERS

Dr. Craig Smith

Dr. Craig Smith is a present day change agent! His willingness to sacrifice and to give of his time, talent and his treasure is reason alone for this nomination. Dr. Smith has overcome extreme odds and accomplished with many black men have not, he survived the streets and became a doctor. A product of public...

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ENCOURAGEMENT

Daniel Slack

Hello, I would like to nominate my fiance, Daniel Slack, as a deserving person in need. Not only does he put his new family first, but he gave up his success, education, and areas of his employment for me and my children. He is my knight in shining and my muse that inspires me to be better than just a victim of...

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