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.
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... SUBMITTED BY ANGELA VIOLARead Story
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. WILLIAMSRead Story
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 GORWADKARRead Story
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 BROWNRead Story
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... SUBMITTED BY JAVIER SARMIENTORead Story
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... SUBMITTED BY KATY DARRAHRead Story
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... SUBMITTED BY ERIC MITCHELLRead Story
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 HARRELLRead Story
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... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
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 Read Story
My hero is my mom because she is has done so much and been through so much and she is still the best mom ever, and she would do anything for her kids! One reason why I chose my mom is because she is strong like batman, just like batman she is both mentally and physically strong, because when she was younger her... SUBMITTED BY KINSEYRead Story
GREAT GRANDPA FORD
He was an inspiration to his whole family and friends in so many ways.
He was compassionate about life. He would say "live well and make good choices because you only have one life to live".
No one was a stranger to him. You always felt loved and excepted.
Through his Navy service he learned the value of... SUBMITTED BY SHARDELL JOHNSONRead Story
I would nominate my son Elliot. Elliot has overcome a lot of barriers in his young life already. At 18 months he was diagnosed plagiocephaly and torticollis. Since they caught it too late, we started physical therapy to help fix the issues.
During this time we also noticed additional issues of his speech.... SUBMITTED BY VIRGINIA MILLERRead Story
My hero is my best friend,I know it already sounds like I'm just being nice but not entirely, this girl has stopped me from taking my life more times than I can count,we are about to have our summer between 7th and 8th grade I met her in 6th she's always been there for me and had my back,I never knew you could be... SUBMITTED BY CASSIDEE WOLFERead Story