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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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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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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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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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...
SUBMITTED BY SABIAN CARABELLO
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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...
SUBMITTED BY TORERA A. FAGBENLE
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CLASS AND GRACE
ADEKUNLE FAGBENLE, ESQ. Words can hurt, and words can heal. The power of the wordsmith cannot be understated. My Brother Kunle had a potent way with words, and not once did I hear him use them unwisely. Just when I would think I had it all figured out, he would suggest something that surpassed my logic. I am sure I became 17.5x smarter...
SUBMITTED BY TORERA A. FAGBENLE
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VISION
KINGDOM WILLIAMS My 9 year old son Kingdom was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3 years old. Although he has challenges, he has an insight to die for. He is able to see and appreciate so many things that I have walked passed my whole life without seeing. For example, he has shown me that there are letters and numbers...
SUBMITTED BY MARILYN JONES
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COURAGE
ZOE REED Zoe Reed fought cystic fibrosis for 11 years watching children like herself die along the way never complaining.on her death bed in 1994 i promised to walk around the world in her memory.between 1990 and 2012 her courage has inspired me to walk over 25,000 km her courage lives on.Nigel Reed ( Zoes Dad.)
SUBMITTED BY NIGEL REED
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CHARITY
AXANA SOLTAN Axana is an inspiration. At only fifteen in United States, Axana became the CEO and Founder of Enhancing Children’s Lives Organization, a foundation dedicated to providing access to education, advocacy, medical care and meal nourishment to low-income children in Virginia and around the world. Axana’s steadfast...
SUBMITTED BY KIRSTEN
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FAMILY
JAMES SCRUGGS My dad came into our lives when I was 6 years old. Thanks to him, I was able to live through a very rare type of brain cancer. I was always told that I wouldn't be able to work and couldn't have children. They said I only had 4 months to live when I was 17 years old. Because of my dad's encouragement and love, I...
SUBMITTED BY LESLIE RANDOLPH
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HELPING OTHERS
GABRIEL GALLEGOS My father unfortunately passed away not too long ago. The value he instilled in me was to always help people if I had the means and was able to do so. As a result of this I studied psychology and now work with at risk youth, families who are going through domestic violence issues and victims of sexual assault. I...
SUBMITTED BY GABRIELA GALLEGOS
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CLASS AND GRACE
BARBARA (RICH) MCCABE I was about 8 years old when I was telling my mom about a dream I had one night. I told her that in my dream, I was trying on dresses and one was a bright yellow and as I looked in the mirror I saw me wearing the dress and that I was also a black girl. I remember, as I said that, I must have had a look on my face...
SUBMITTED BY IRENE
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PURPOSE
TIFFANY WRIGHT The person I call my hero is my twin disabled big sister name Tiffany. As I reflect back on growing up with tip I can definitely say, “it has been one heck of a ride”! People would always tell me that they wish they had a twin but to me I never felt that at the time. My sister is blind deaf and is in a...
SUBMITTED BY BRITTANY WRIGHT
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