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.
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
SHARING YOUR BLESSINGS
I live in the philippines where it will be a normal site to see homeless people on the streets... Some families here get through on a dollar per day if they get lucky.. So whenever I get extra from work, i make it a point to spend a few extra thousand pesos to get some groceries such as biscuits and breads and... SUBMITTED BY Read Story
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... SUBMITTED BY LARRYRead Story
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 DARROWRead Story
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 KENRead Story
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 SAUNDERSRead Story
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 BREENRead Story
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 KATHIARead Story
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... SUBMITTED BY JOSE Read Story
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 Read Story