EVERYDAY HERO STORIES
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
TISH R My former wife is an amazing individual. She works as a behavior analyst, and has been helping injured others achieve a much greater quality of life. In one of my proudest specific memories, she facilitated a transition for a man who was in an ALF, brain-injured, from wearing diapers in a wheelchair to...
SUBMITTED BY CHRIS REID
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MENTORING
MISTY WELLS 5 Years ago Misty saw a need in children in Foster Care and she took action. For the past 5 years going strong Misty started a non profit called " A Reel Future" where she takes children in Group Foster Care fishing. She has single handed taken over 3,000 foster children fishing. She is showing them...
SUBMITTED BY TOMMY LARONGE
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COMPASSION
CHARLIE SCHULZ My son, Charlie, was an inspiration to many during his 19 years on this earth. When Charlie was in 5th grade, despite what we learned later was severe social anxiety, their strong sense of what was right led them to circulate petitions among their 5th grade schoolmates and write and present a statement (through...
SUBMITTED BY ELIZABETH
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CARING
BETTY DRUCK I want to tell you about my grandmother,she is in her late 50's,she has spent everyday of her life caring for everyone she meets.She has had multiple surgeries and other problems of her own and yet she has given everything for her family,she has spent every christmas with my dad,even when she was in other...
SUBMITTED BY DANTE
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STRENGTH
ANDRE D On May 2, 2014 Andre' MY HUSBAND at the age of 42 suffered a massive heart attack, he was without oxygen to his brain for several minutes. It caused an Anoxic Brain Injury and other problems such as cortical blindness, seizures and he is bedridden for the rest of his life and resides in a nursing home. The...
SUBMITTED BY TERESA DULIN
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LOVE
AMARA OKEKE My hero is my late mother Since 2000, she fells sick. She was diabetic, all my life I have taken care of her , I abandoned my school, my Visa and career to taken care of her , after 19 years of my sufferings she died last two Saturdays..I was actually 6 years when I started cooking, doing house chores for my...
SUBMITTED BY ADADINMA EMMANUELLA OKEKE
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KINDNESS
MOTHER TERESA Mother Teresa was born in Albania and left her home country very early in life. She lived in Ireland to learn English, and ultimately went to India where she resided until her death. She was a beacon of hope for many. She did not look to caste, class, religion, skin color, or any other identity to separate...
SUBMITTED BY JOE SPAGNUALO
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COMPASSION
ALWAYS STRIVE TO SHOW AND GIVE COMPASSION. ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SHOWN NONE. My entire life, I had to work, and work hard to avoid being the brunt of rude and Difficult bullying. Even from home, even from my Own Mother. Even at 63, I'm still spurned by my blood Family. It's Sad to Hurt a Child so badly that they have a hard time forgetting the Same Family, and School bullying. Especially...
SUBMITTED BY HEIDI A ROBINSON
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CARING
'TENACITY', IT'S MORE THAN CARING. When my mother finally acknowledged that she couldn't care for herself any longer, and agreed to come to Florida to stay with me, I didn't know how long this would be for, so it was impossible to prepare for the event In its entirety. I did however, make a decision to take her home and help to make her life as...
SUBMITTED BY SKY
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COURAGE
SYLVESTER ADAMS III My nephew was born with an hole in his heart. His was repaired and he was given a pacemaker. Oh he thrived with that, his smile was amazing but he had problems and before he was three he needed a new heart. He received a new heart and the little baby smiled, as if his chest wasn't cut open. He smiled as if he...
SUBMITTED BY PRISCILLA ADAMS
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ACHIEVEMENT
TRUDY ANN LATOYA AMA CAMPBELL Trudy Ann Campbell is a born Jamaican woman whose passion for great achievement is unparalleled and she has this zeal to reach for greater heights in spite of the impediments ahead of her anytime,prime time.She is a care giver,goal setter,goal giver and getter too,family oriented,highly ambitious and helps other...
SUBMITTED BY JOSEPH MENSAH ADU
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BEING THERE
JOSEPH ADU Being there has been my goal and desire toward humanity,children,youth in the very core of catching them young in educational sector. Akwasi Mensah Joseph Adu has been a motivator, teacher, coach to countless students in Nigeria, Ghana, Sub African nations and across the globe who has touched,taught many in...
SUBMITTED BY JOSEPH MENSAH ADU
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HOPE
I LEAVE AND SURPRISINGLY RECLAIM MY CONFIDENCE I tendered my resignation 5 days before the end of 2018. I am worried because there is no other job offer. "Is that the correct decision?"I asked myself every morning. Tomorrow will be the 3rd weeks, and I can say it's the right decision. During these 3 weeks, I begin to brainstorm on how to replace the loss...
SUBMITTED BY LIM ZE JIN
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LOVE
JAMES S. My husband James has been a true blessing to me in so many ways. He has over come some hard opsticals in his life. But through all of my mistakes he has always loved me. He helped me see the light through one of the toughest times in my life. As a mother of two and forced into a hystorectomy. He forgave my...
SUBMITTED BY LORI STILES
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GRIT
THE POWER OF EMOTIONAL GRIT In the spring of 2016, I had my annual eye exam to get my contact prescription renewed. My eye doctor then recommended that I see a specialist, because I didn’t do as well on one of the tests for a second year in a row. The specialist in turn ran additional tests and took pictures of the backs of my eyes. In...
SUBMITTED BY JENNIFER FERNJACK
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