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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SACRIFICE
SACRIFICES NULL Sacrifices I’m searching for some papers for class. When all of a sudden I find some throwback pictures of my family. I’m distracting myself from searching for the paper. I’m looking through the picture I find a picture of my mom with my grandma. I saw how happy they both looked. It’s one of my moms favorite...
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OPTIMISM
BEST FRIEND AND KYLE NULL Today, on this lazy Saturday, I am laying on my couch listening to music on Pandora when ‘Just a Picture’ by KYLE came on. I got super happy and yelled “Oh my gosh, KYLE!” This crazy moment of mine made me think of my best friend, Nayely. Since we both have this obsession with him. He’s is one of the greatest....
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OVERCOMING
MY AMAZING HERO NULL I am sitting in English class day dreaming of what I will become when I’m older and then I hear the teacher say, “Students please go get a “My hero is “ book from the bookshelf.That is when I start thinking about my hero and what she's done for me and how she's overcome so many obstacles like they were never...
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CARING
HERO ESSAY NULL On a day when i was at home chilling then my little brother comes in sad i looked at him and said “what’s wrong” he told me that these two kids were bullying him then i remembered the same thing that happened to me. When the first time me and my cousin started hanging out i really didn't know what to do like what...
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ISELA ZARATE OVERCOMING
ISELA ZARATE I am sitting in English class day dreaming of what I will become when I’m older and then I hear the teacher say, “Students please go get a “My hero is “ book from the bookshelf.That is when I start thinking about my hero and what she's done for me and how she's overcome so many obstacles like they were never...
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SACRIFICE
THE BEST SACRIFICE NULL Sacrifice I wake up at 7:15 am and realize I am going to be late for school. I hurry up and change, grab my stuff and walk out the house. As I was leaving my mom stops me and says “ Can i borrow twenty dollars to go buy some groceries?”. Usually I would give her the money but that was the money I was saving up...
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FRIENDSHIP
FRIENDSHIP NULL I am sitting in musical theatre at my dance studio, when I amwas called out of the room by my dance teacher. “ Hey theres this girl who’s new to the studio,” Margene tellsold me. “Okay,” I said. “ So I want you to be friends with her and help her make friends,” Margene said. Margene introduces me to her. ...
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SERVICE
MY GRANDPA, MY HERO NULL I am looking at old photos of my grandpa and me before he died. I see the photo of me, him, my uncle Daniel, my uncle Daniel’s friend Daniel Dale, and Big Buddha at the zoo. That’s how we met Big Buddha. I see the photo of me and him one of the last pictures I took with him before he died the picture was...
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COMMITMENT
HE IS A BOY THAT ANNOYED ME NULL I was sitting down at my usual table. They’re long rectangular tables with circular seats connected to them. The tables are a light gray and the seats are black. It was early in the morning and the sky looks like a fire with a purple tint. It’s pretty warm inside as the sound of friends...
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AMBITION
MY DAD NULL I started to read I read some words i did not understand so after some research I saw a word.Stroke it’s a sad word that i know about,i had a flashback a little after I saw the word.It was a sunny day then my mom started crying talking to someone on the phone and told my...
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CARING
MY FRIEND MAVRICK NULL Crash! I am walking along in my neighborhood and i see a kid jump off of his bike and break his arm. I walk over to him to see if he is okay. Suddenly i remembered that when i was younger i jumped off of my bike and broke my wrist. I was on the pegs of my bike and my friend mavrick was pegging me i got scared of...
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KINDNESS
IVAN THE GREAT NULL I am sitting down in second period when the principal comes and brings a new student in . He says that the new student has come from mexico and doesn’t know english. suddenly I have a flashback of my first day of school when I moved from mexico to Utah. It was really complicated for me. It was weird moving to a...
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ACHIEVEMENT
ACHIEVEMENT, TRYING TO ACHIEVE SOMTEHING NULL “Everyone who has f’s is not going to graduate” said my teacher in 7th grade because the year was going to end. He told everybody with f’s is not going to graduate and I was sad because I had 6 f”s and i thought i couldn't graduate but. Then i come to Granger High School. Then every time I have an f in a...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
ENCOURAGING OTHERS. NULL “Everyone find a partner” says my coach. We are about to start the 8th grade weight training. The coach says to make the kids feel welcome when they come in. When the 8th graders walked in the door, I saw the nervous in their eyes. When I saw them I could remember myself the year before when I was doing the same...
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FRIENDSHIP
FRIENDSHIP NULL Friendship I see people sitting there quietly. I see a girl who doesn’t really talk to anybody. I go over to her and say “hi”. She doesn’t respond at first but then she starts to talk back to me. She says, “My name is Marilyn”. I say, “That is a very pretty name”. She said thank you to me and we were talking all...
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INSPIRATION
MY HERO NULL Friendship and Inspiration It was spirit week here at Granger High school my friend Alex and I were walking around the school. When he told me “ I have to go to the bathroom”. So we went to the gas station and from there we were walking and we were talking about self harm....
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FRIENDSHIP
CRASHING INTO A STRANGER WHO BECAME A FRIEND NULL I notice a few familiar faces in the crowd of students that overfilled the hallway at school, but none of the people really paid any attention to me. I crash into a girl about my age, she has the ‘deer in the headlights’ look in her eyes. “Sorry. I wasn’t paying attention.” I say, helping the girl pick up her...
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CARING
BEST FRIEND NULL I just got done getting ready to go hang out with a friend. I walked out of my house when i noticed my mom was over the neighbors. My mom called me over so i walked over. There were 4 People. My Neighbors daughter introduced me to her sister who barely moved here from texas. She was wearing pajamas and seemed...
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FRIENDSHIP
BFF NULL When I was in 7th grade I met my bestfriend, she the one that was there for when no one else was. One day she was going through some tough times at first I didn't know what to do than I went to her house and told her everything was going to be okay , no one will ever take my bestfriend spot she means everything...
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PURPOSE
LOOKING FORWARD NULL All of my life i have struggled with finding what i wanted to do with my life. When i was little i used to change what i wanted to be when i grow up. I wanted to be a Ice skater,then dancer, a nurse many more. One day when i was a kindergartner, we had job day. I came home and asked my dad, "How will i know what...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
NEVER SAY NEVER TO YOUR DREAMS. NULL starting my freshman high school year I wanted to follow my oldest brothers steps of playing in the Mountain View high school soccer team. I failed, I didn't make the team. I seemed to have given up on playing for the school soccer team, but I caught myself trying again the next year. My dad said it takes skills...
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DONNA JONES MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DONNA JONES I would like to nominate DONNA JONES for the Everyday Hero. She is 42 years old. Her phone number is 813-767-5341. Coach Donna as most know her, works at Copeland Park in Tampa. She is the coach of age 8 and up girls. She goes ABOVE and BEYOND for these girls on a daily basis. Everything from coaching thier step...
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LOVE
"ON THIS DAY, OH BEAUTIFUL MOTHER" NULL As I listen to the song, "on This Day , Oh Beautiful Mother", I reflect on how blessed I am.I have always been with children. I babysat my cousins since I was 8 years, and had a job babysitting a six week old little baby when I was 12. The love of being with children led to being a kindergarten -primary teacher...
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ACHIEVEMENT
LIFE LESSON FROM DEATH OF A SALESMAN NULL One of the lessons I learned from the movie Death of a Salesman is to follow your dreams. It’s important to follow your dreams because if you don’t then you might end up on the wrong path. If you don’t follow your dreams you won’t be happy and you will be stuck and might end up going insane like Willy. In my...
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CHARITY
MAA, YOUR ACT TEACHES ME THAN YOUR WORDS. NULL My mother is so kind to every needy people to whom she met. In my home not a single person throw away their old clothes. Every year my mom sort out each ones clothes in 2 sets one in regular & party wear dresses & another useful but not in use. Then the 2 set of clothes are washed, dried,ironed & packed in a bag...
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LOVE
MY 1ST LOVE NULL I met him last year on an occasion held by my aunt at her place. He too came there as he is my cousins close friend & we are of same age 22. I did know about him little that we are pursuing same higher studies. On our 1st meeting I find him very annoying. I didn't like him at 1st place but after that we met...
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COURAGE
LIFE CHOICES NULL “When facing a decision; which of the two will bring you more peace; make a choice and the rest will fall into place.” Sometimes we are torn in two different directions. There are times when we are swarmed by our own thoughts or get confused by the ideas of others. There are so many variables as to why we...
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HEALTH
THE BODY DOESN'T LIE NULL You know that you are honouring yourself when the choices you make …feel good. You can’t make a poor choice without getting that little twinge in your heart that reminds you…this might not be in your best interest. Think of your body as your very own intelligent network. It will let you know when you are...
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ACHIEVEMENT
THE WAY NULL Hello my name is Zechariah Sawyer and i am what some of us would call a “martial artist”,for as long as i can remember I have always loved martial arts i would jump around and pretend i was “karate kid” but one day as we were driving down the road my dreams started to unfold as my dad began talking about his...
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FRIENDSHIP
MY EXPERIENCE WITH PTSD NULL recently I've been dealing with really bad PTSD not just mentally but also physically. My coach, a man that I looked up to as a dad recently started being extremely inappropriate but things changed when he put his crotch in my teammates face. I witnessed the whole thing and haven't been the same since. It's been...
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FORESIGHT
MOM AND DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS NULL My Mom and I have had a rocky past and I had left the house at the age of 14. There were a lot of mixed feelings between us. I will always love my Mom, but the anger that I felt kept us a part for 3 years. At 18 I had my daughter, and I really wanted my Mom to be in her life. So I called her days before my...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE NULL I used to be called WEIRD and all sorts of different names because i wore close that no one else wore. So people used to call me names and i used to ignore it. But one day i decided when they called me WEIRD i took it as a compliment because I thought that being WEIRD was who i was and no one could change who i...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
"DON'T BE AFFECTED" NULL When i was younger i was smaller than all the other people in my class. So a lot of the kids used to make fun of me and bully me. But there was a lot of other small kids at the school who got bullied too. But the next weekend i saw a midget and i went to talk to him and i asked him "did you get bullied when you...
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