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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ACHIEVEMENT
AKUEL MAJOUK One of my personal heroes is my cousin. She attended Creighton University and was one of the smartest people I know. She grew up with six brothers and one sister- her the oldest. That was a lot of responsibility for her. I was also kind of jealous of her because she always got straight A’s. She was one of those...
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ACHIEVEMENT
A DREAM COME TRUE When I was young, my household consisted of my mother, my grandmother, and my uncle. I had no contact with my father. My mother took a passive role in my upbringing causing my grandmother to raise me primarily. I lost her to severe pneumonia when I was 10. My mother tried to continue my grandmother's efforts;...
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LOVE
MICHELE CLINTON The reason that my mother is my hero, is because i don't know any other person i want as a mother. she is caring and loving. she takes care of me and my brothers. She works so she can get us things we need or want. she respects my opinions on things and tells me to go for things i want to do and to never give...
SUBMITTED BY CAILIN HUDNALL
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EDUCATION
DR PRIYANKA P V Dr.Priyanka P V mam is an educationist and an academician. Mam is a very highly educated. She loves educating students of any culture and uses the most different teaching tools to make her subject very simple , interesting, pictorial and easy to understand. Mam does a lot of social service and teaches specially...
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HOPE
DR. STEPHEN GREENE Dr. Stephen Greene goes to Ghana twice a year and opens computer labs and libraries for the children, and soon to be a whole school. His nonprofit charity is hopeforghana.com and please visit his Facebook page as well. Dr. Greene has also met Mother Teresa and has medically cared for the children in her...
SUBMITTED BY SHARON SMELTZER
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BEING THERE
CHERISH THE MOMENT I was about 8 or 9 when i first met this kid named landon. He was in my 3rd grade class he was always smiling and laughing. we became friends that year .well fast forward a few years and he is in 7th and i am in 8th. i see him the the lunch room and i never spoke to him. one time i did and he did not remember me...
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DO THY BEST
SHELBY PADILLA Good ol' Mrs. Padilla.. Where to start. She is a wonderful 5th grade teacher. Thus far 2 of my children have been blesses enough to have her for 5th grade. 4 years ago I met Mrs. Padilla for the first time. My oldest son was struggling in school and wanted to do better. He told her his goal was to make A-B Honor...
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CARING
ANGELO ASPILLAGA “It’s not about our birth and death years, but what’s in between, the dash.” My hero, my dad, sure you might say he’s an average Joe, but he’s done too much it’s kind of sad. He gave up some jobs to spend time with us. Now he has two jobs which takes up more time. He thinks about me and how I’m doing when...
SUBMITTED BY REIGN ASPILLAGA
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DANNY CHAVEZ My hero is my dad because he has been there for me ever since my mom left me. He gives me things for school when I need them. My dad puts food on the table. He asks me if I'm doing ok in school or how am I feeling today or is everything ok. He's there for me everyday. Thats why he's my hero!
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BEING THERE
SHERYL KEENE My Unassuming Hero Grandmothers hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but they hold our hearts forever. My unassuming hero is definitely my grandmother. She is the kind of grandmother that is devoted to her family. She is my dad’s mom, and she helps me whenever I need something. She is very...
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BEING THERE
ROGER ACKLEY Roger, never complains. He helps with my ailing mother, myself,our daughter and the transportation of our brand-name ten to and from work and school. He helps with house work, laundry, and car care for our car, daughter's car , our grandson's and my mom's car as well. He not only helps with household chores at...
SUBMITTED BY SARAH EM ACKLEY
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CLASS AND GRACE
MONYETTE J. “A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and really cares,”-Debi Mazar. My mama is always looking for an opportunity to help someone in need and a way to give back to her...
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SACRIFICE
BRUCE FERGUSON Chief Bruce Ferguson is an excellent Police Chief for the City of DeWitt, Michigan. He is an great role model for everyone in the community. I have known Chief Ferguson for 6 years, but my uncle who is a Lansing K9 Officer has worked with Chief Ferguson for more than 15 years. Chief Ferguson is an amazing role...
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COURAGE
MATTHEW COX My hero is my husband he is a hero because I got sick in 2013 found out that I had a brain tumor and heart issue he is in the united states army and we have two kids ,he would get up everyday at 5:30am and go to work then come home and take care of me and the kids and the house duties never complained once spent...
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CARING
SYLVIA EARLE Dr. Sylvia Earle has been a constant beacon for marine conservation and protection for over 50 years, casting a light on the plight of the world’s ocean through science, advocacy and exploration. Called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero...
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