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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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...
SUBMITTED BY FELIPE PERIN
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SMILE
KEEP A SMILE ON YOUR FACE I am a person who always has a smile on my face. I don't like to be sad or be dull at any given point of time. Whenever I come across any difficulties in my life I get depressed for a few minutes as I am a human being and I too have emotions. But again, I will tell one thing to myself life is short you can't...
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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...
SUBMITTED BY ANGIE VIOLA
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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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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF When I was growing up, people used to tease me about the fact that I am not having some certain possessions like other people. Sometimes when I am having a task to do,some of my friends would tease me and just underestimate me and that gave me a crushed heart. So as I kept learning from life's experiences, one...
SUBMITTED BY EMMANUELLA N. WILLIAMS
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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...
SUBMITTED BY RAHUL GORWADKAR
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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...
SUBMITTED BY CHARDELL BROWN
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PASSION
THE REASON BASKETBALL IS A IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MY LIFE For starters, It's something I love to do and makes me happy at the same time. Ever since I seen Allen Iverson cross Tyronn Lue, I was hooked. I watched Basketball for 20 years now and it's been awesome to say the least.  My Dream was and still is to be a NBA Player.  It's been my childhood dream and when I make...
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COMPASSION
THE SUPPORT THEY NEED Every month on the second Monday of the month, my uncle's VFW post goes to the local VA hospital to help run bingo for the veterans. I got into going at 15, and have gone every month I could since. Even days when my uncle doesn't go, and have become known amongst the veterans by name. It is also here where I...
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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...
SUBMITTED BY TRICIA HARRELL
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APPRECIATION
LOVING MY PARENTS Growing up, i was always very grumpy and did not co-operate with anyone. Little things like people looking at me could get me angry. When someone gets to close to me, i would push them away. My mom was no exception. I didn't understand at that time how much my mom had did for me. But growing up, i realized i have...
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CARING
LATANYIA CLAH My hero is my twin sister. She's been here with me ever since. She's been there when I had my first broken heart. She's been there when I need someone to talk to. She help me through my months of sadness. Now she's here helping more on my school work. I listen to her, she listens to me. I love my sister, friend,...
SUBMITTED BY LARISSA CLAH
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