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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DETERMINATION
LISA F. I nominate my Mom because she is always determined to me being as good as I can and being as smart as I can. She always wants be to be good at everything and if I don’t do good the first time she tells me don’t give until you have done it. When I play soccer or any sport and I fall or keep messing up she tells me...
SUBMITTED BY JOSHUA F.
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INSPIRATION
ALWAYS FINISH THE RACE My favorite movie of all-time is Cool Runnings. It is loosely based on the true story about the 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team who competed in the Calgary Winter Olympics. I loved it as a 12 year old kid, and always kept it as my favorite movie. It is silly, but also inspirational. When I watch the movie now, I look...
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INSPIRATION
CLEAN YOUR CUP I recently started a new job, in a small office, where four of us share a fridge. In that fridge is a Brita water filter pitcher. One of my coworkers complained the water tasted "dirty". It went on for a few days, and she was stunned I could drink the water without any trouble. I started to doubt my taste buds,...
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BEING THERE
KIM L. My hero is my mom. She has been there with me through it all and I love her with every inch of my heart. No matter if I am good or bad, she is always there for me and will never leave. Some people are embarrassed by how much their mom or dad care about them not me. They find it embarrassing I find it as honoring...
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HARD WORK
COLIN K. My hero is my dad. My dad is pretty much the most amazing person I have ever known. He sacrifices so much for my brother and I. He works all 7 days a week all day everyday. He gets up at 5 o’clock just so he can get ready for a full day of work. My dad has always put me, my mom and my brother first. He does...
SUBMITTED BY HAVEN K.
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DO YOUR PART
JEFF H. I nominate my dad because he has been their for me since day one, even when I get angry with him he still loves me, I still love him when he's mad at me. When I fall down he picks me up, and when I cry he brightens me up. He is always in my heart and will be forever.He is my hero because he brightens my morning...
SUBMITTED BY LAUREN HAMILTON
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COMMITMENT
CLEVE P. I am nominating my soccer coach, Cleve Pechuekonis for Commitment. He is the best, if not one of the best coaches I have ever had. I chose him because he has done so much for the team. The season started this past August and no one really knew each other, which made it really hard to communicate, practice and...
SUBMITTED BY KARLA B.
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BEING THERE
APRIL C. My mom is the greatest influence in my life. She is always there for me and I can always count on her. She works everyday so I can have a good life. She pushes me to be the best I can be and expects nothing less. Whenever I wonder off the path she picks me up and straightens me out. She is not only a mother but a...
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SACRIFICE
STACIE YOUNG My mom is the most amazing person in the world. She sacrifices so much for my brother and I. She works 5 days a week 8 hours a day to make sure that my brother and I have food on the table and a shelter over our heads. She doesn't care what happens to her as long as her children are safe and healthy. There are no...
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GENEROSITY
ROD HOWARD Rod is my coach and trainer for basketball, and he teaches me a lot more than basketball. At the end of each practice he gives us a story and a life lesson. He also motivates us and he encourages us to keep our grades up and to train as hard as physically possible. He just wants to make us as good as he can, and...
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CARING
KENNY SMITH My Hero is my Dad, Kenny Smith. He is my hero because he always helps our family. He always his committed to spending time with me. I look up to him because he works so hard to provide for us meaning my family. I also look up to him as a parent for when I get older. He takes us to church every week and also...
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BELIEVE
NOAH CLAYTON I nominate Noah my close friend because he does not give up on someone because they are not good at something and is always encouraging others and telling them they can do it and that you should do your best and always believes you can. Noah does not consider anyone a lost cause unless they do not want his help...
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HARD WORK
KIM H Throughout my whole life I’ve been told that if you work hard it will pay off in the end. Sometimes I doubt that, I don’t believe it’s true. Every time I think that, I step back and look at Kim, my mom, my hero. Everyday my mom gets up to go to her job, a very hard job. She is a nurse in an ER. People, everyday,...
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SACRIFICE
SHERI YOUNG Sacrifice My hero is my mother, Sheri Ann Young. My mother has been sacrificing her life ever since I was born. When I was born my mom was a successful chemical engineer and she made lots of money. When I was a couple of months old my mom had to quit her job so she could take care of me. She was taking...
SUBMITTED BY STEVEN YOUNG
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HELPING OTHERS
PAM BOSTAIN My hero is my mom, Pam Bostian. She is my hero because she helps others, is caring, and she has a hard working spirit. My mom builds barn quilts for many of people. Sometimes she gives them away to others that have done nice things not just for her but for other. My dad also was my hero but I just could not...
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