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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BRAVERY
JEREMY C. A man without a house taught me to be brave by watching the hell around us and would give a friend whatever they needed, from a stern talking to a loving hug or an ear to listen, he was there for not only myself he was there for all of us! He is ,in my humble opinion a modern day hero. Thanks J. You are loved...
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DANA  W PEACE
DANA W Grieving (Fly High Dana Wilson Jr.) On March 7, 2022 my only little brother passed away at home in his bed. This has been one of the hardest things to deal with. I dont think a day goes by that i dont find myself breaking down crying. I think my eyes are puffy did alot of crying yesterday..omg this is really...
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SAWYER A. HELPING OTHERS
SAWYER A. After learning about children and families in the poverty-stricken villages of Zambia; a country in south-central Africa, Sawyer Anderson wanted to help bring clean, safe water to the villagers. At age 9, Sawyer wrote and illustrated the book, Water Works, which is published in America, Vietnam (in Vietnamese)...
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FAMILY
PAT C Next to his faith in God, the most important thing in my Dad’s life was his family; my Mom who was the love of his life, his kids, grandkids, great grandkids, brothers, and sisters. One of the ways he made life better for all of us and left his fingerprint on our lives was through the use of what I like to call...
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WENDY T KINDNESS
WENDY T Wendy was my wife of 4 years. We dated in high school, over 30 years ago. Eight years ago, we reconnected, and fell in love all over again. I quickly became attuned to why she was so special: Her kindness. I had never met anyone before, who showed as much kindness to everybody, as Wendy had. It wasn't one...
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BRAVERY
HARRIET TUBMAN Harriet Tubman freed 300 slaves she was so brave that is why she is my hero
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AXANA SOLTAN ACHIEVEMENT
AXANA SOLTAN Axana’s steadfast commitment to service made her not only an international voice of activism, but also a champion for the minorities. For the year of 2018-2019, Axana was selected as one of the United Nations finalists to serve as the U.S.A Youth Observer at United Nations Headquarters. The following year, Axana...
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LORI R. MAKING A DIFFERENCE
LORI R. In 2012 Lori, along with her then high school age daughter Shira, began to keep their vehicle filled with pet supplies to hand out to the pets living on the streets of Riverside, CA with their homeless companions. They would give out pet food, leashes, collars and water so the pets would be fed well and kept...
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JAHSEH O WISDOM
JAHSEH O There are many heros I look up to, but Jahseh Onfroy helped me through the darkest times in my life. His music did not only help me but it helped countless people. When he spoke to us, it was always about growing and becoming better than what we are. I have learned many valuable lessons from him, and I constantly...
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BK SAINI SAINI BEING THERE
BK SAINI SAINI My husband helped me since he knew me since 1975. He is there for me every single day. He is so kind all the time. He took care of me during any need except not when he is at the job. He comes at home if any emergency arrives. For God’s grace he was never called till today. I still remember when our second baby...
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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...
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MISTY WELLS 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...
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CHARLIE SCHULZ 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...
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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...
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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...
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AMARA  OKEKE 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...
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MOTHER TERESA 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...
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COMPASSION
ALWAYS STRIVE TO SHOW AND GIVE COMPASSION. ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SHOWN NONE. NULL 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...
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CARING
'TENACITY', IT'S MORE THAN CARING. NULL 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...
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SYLVESTER ADAMS III 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...
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TRUDY ANN LATOYA AMA CAMPBELL 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...
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JOSEPH ADU 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...
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HOPE
I LEAVE AND SURPRISINGLY RECLAIM MY CONFIDENCE NULL 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...
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JAMES S. 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...
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GRIT
THE POWER OF EMOTIONAL GRIT NULL 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...
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CONFIDENCE
SELF- CONFIDENCE SPREADS CONFIDENCE NULL As a high school student, I see so many different students living so many different lives. I see so much sadness from people with so much potential, and so much goodness. Overtime, I realized that a lot of this comes from a lack of self-love and self-confidence. I began watching endless ted talks about...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
YOU CAN DO IT! NULL Growing up i remember my weekly "career" announcements. Anchor woman, flight attendant and teacher, among many, many othrrs. Each week i heard " you can do that. You will be good at that". That was my mom and dad. Throughout life, i learned that not everyone believed in me the way my mom and dad believed in...
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SABIAN CARABELLO CHARITY
SABIAN CARABELLO This is the third year Sabian Carabello has donated winter coats to Milwaukee students. More than 300 coats have been given out in the first two years of the drive, and he hopes to make the biggest impact yet this year. On Wednesday 50 new coats were dropped off at Unity Charter School. Kudos to Sabian Carabello...
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KINDNESS
MY MOTHER NULL About a year after my mother died, a teacher questioned me about who she was. When I finally gave her enough information to identity my mother, the teacher said " Oh! You mean that *kind* woman! " I thought "what a great commentary on a person's life," and resolved to try to live so that could be said about...
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CARING
CARING NULL In a ram-shackled house, far from the village, lived a young man who was mentally impaired. He was always seen in the village, working hard to fill his old bag with discarded items and scraps of food. The children of the village sneered at him; the elderly villagers looked down on him and scolded their children...
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COURAGE
STEPPING OUT OF COMFORT ZONE NULL My name is Ainne Olar,15 years old and I'm in 10th grade of High School. I was born in Philippines and I spent most of my childhood there, then we moved in Canada. It was my first time moving to another country, so I was a very shy student for a little while back in my school in New Brunswick. New Brunswick...
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HONESTY
HONESTY NULL During life time theirs going to be that one time in your life when you feel like telling a lie one your afraid of getting in trouble or two your embarrassed so you hide the truth so you tell a lie it's never okay to tell a lie about something even if it's not important you shouldn't lie because their is always a...
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HANNA HUNTLEY FRIENDSHIP
HANNA HUNTLEY I'd like to tell about my friend Hanna who passed away on Tuesday 31st of October, 2017. I called her HH because I liked to pretend I was a serious writer and would sign all correspondence with her with "TF". But I can hardly talk about serious writers without talking about Hanna. My first proper encounter...
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