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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AMBITION
JESI STRACHAM On January 18th, 2015 Jesi was in a motorcycle accident. She died twice being resuscitated, along with obtaining a spinal cord injury, but this didn't stop her. She started living life more in her chair. Making every negative into a positive, she fought her paralysis day and night. She has competed in numerous...
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EDUCATION
ASHLEY RHODES-COURTER Ashley is my boss. (I know, crazy for an employee to rave about their boss.) But Ashley is truly one of the most amazing women I have ever met. Her dedication to the foster care system and the Pinellas County Community is like nothing I have ever seen before. After growing up in the foster care system, Ashley...
SUBMITTED BY ELLIOTT DARROW
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APPRECIATION
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS Mom and Dad raised 8 kids. Dad was a carpenter and farmer. We always had plenty of fun and love and just enough money to get by. We had the normal trials and tribulations you would expect with such a large family. Mom and Dad are gone now and we all miss them. I remember something my Dad would say when things got...
SUBMITTED BY KEN
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COMPASSION
TEACHING EMPATHY I am a Family Crisis Therapist in a low income suburban elementary school. I work with children in grades K - 5 who have behavior problems. I often work with the 4th and 5th grade boys on anger management and impulse control. I have found it hard to try to get them to understand how their actions affect their...
SUBMITTED BY JACQUELYN SAUNDERS
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KINDNESS
SIMPLE KINDNESSES CAN CHANGE THE WORLD In the fall of 1974, I was beginning to realize that I’d have to make a decision about attending college or not, and if so, what college. The challenge of how to get accepted, and even more daunting, how to pay for it, hadn’t yet reached consciousness yet. I had taken the SAT during my junior year and if I...
SUBMITTED BY FULTON BREEN
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ENCOURAGEMENT
CLAUDIA HERNANDEZ My hero is my mom. She has been there for me when no one else has. She understands me and she is there to listen to me with whatever I need. She is the one I go to for anything and everything, like a best friend. She is the one that I can count on. More like a mom she is a best friend to me and I've already...
SUBMITTED BY KATHIA
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ENCOURAGEMENT
SOPHIA COCA My biggest hero is my daughter Sophia. She is my oldest daughter and has autism. She has taught me patience, love and how to be a better person. Sophia touches all the lives around her. She is motivated and loving and I know she can do anything. Watching her adapting to the world around her is amazing to...
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CONFIDENCE
KRISTIANA SANTIAGO I know, I know. EVERYONE says their mom is their hero (heroine, technically), but for me it's really true. She doesn't pity many people and she has shown me that all you need to achieve your dreams is hard work. I thank her for inspiring me each and everyday.
SUBMITTED BY ASHLYN TICE
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BELIEVE
MY MOM ACOSTA My mom is my everyday hero, because she does a lot of things. She helps me with homework, she buys my family all the stuff my family needs, and most importantly, she great at being an amazing Mother. She's always been a big inspiration to me, and she always looks after me. She's a very kind, Loving, caring,...
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AMBITION
LEXUS PERALES My hero is my cousin, even though she's more like my sister, a gift and no one can tell me different. My sister is my hero because through everything she's been through or put herself through, she's coming out on top. Lexus is the perfect definition in the dictionary of Me of what living is, which is the only...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
OPENING MY WINGS At the very beginning i couldn't tell myself that i can do a particular thing , I thought even by trying i wont be able to do it but than after sometime i started trying new things like choosing new subjects , trying out different adventurous things and especially overcoming my fears. I was pretty much scared of...
SUBMITTED BY MAHROZE AZIZ
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LOVE
MY MOTHER Mothers are heros in many ways. My mother is my hero. She does every thing in her power to protect me and make me happy. She takes me to dance, puts money in my lunch account, cooks for my family, cleans up the house and does a lot more for us. I love when my mom is there for me when i need her, like if it...
SUBMITTED BY ISABELLA ZAVALA
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FRIENDSHIP
MY BFF My best friend always motivates and inspires me to do my best and never give up. She is always there for me when I need her and she always takes my side even when I am wrong. She is my friend for who I am and she would never change me. She always reminds me of who I am in times of doubt and problems. I can...
SUBMITTED BY MAHNOOR NASIR
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COMMITMENT
JUAN ANZZIANI Juan Anzziani is an amazing dude. He goes to his job everyday and works his heart out. If he is given an ordinary assignment, he does not give the ordinary effort. He gives his best every single day. When he goes play soccer, he does just play around a kick around the ball for the heck of it, he try to score and...
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BEING THERE
JUAN MARTINEZ My dad is my hero because he can be a nice ,funny ,friendly hero or he can be herobrine. This means that he knows when to be nice and when to be tough. He's also the smartest guy I know. He is always right.
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