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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OLIVIA ROSALES DO YOUR PART
OLIVIA ROSALES Irreplaceable, more than wonderful, incredible, the lovely daughter who at only 13 has done so much with her life that has been positive and life changing, not only for herself but as I parent I am constantly amazed by her. I knew would have imagined having kids, growing up as an only child – motherhood never...
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L'ISSA L. GATES, M.D. ACHIEVEMENT
L'ISSA L. GATES, M.D. Dr. L'Issa L. Gates is one of the preeminent physicians in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area. She is a native New Orleanian who practices pediatrics and preventive medicine and is the first African American Partner at Westside Clinics, AMC where she delivers outstanding healing services with a...
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
"LITTLE LEXY,SEND YOUR KITE TO HEAVEN" NULL Little Lexy send your kite to heaven. Today I bought a kite for little Lexy. This is March and Lexy's Daddy passed on to heaven last March. March is the month for flying kites and I am asking you to flying the kite to your Daddy. Your Daddy Jeffrey was an awesome Daddy and an awesome friend to my son, Michael....
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THOMAS EXLER INSPIRATION
THOMAS EXLER I nominate Thomas Exler for the My Hero for Values.com. Thomas is a compassionate, dedicated man who volunteers both locally and nationally for several organizations. The current organizations that he volunteers for include Pittsburgh Ostomy Society, Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community, Courage to...
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COURAGE
MY LIFE NULL I used to be mental, weird and dumb, with weird love and a small heart never handed work on time, always got phone calls home, always get in trouble, suspended and almost expelled! But , one day I saw something that changed my life...and I want to share it with u!!! I saw this Quote..."Live your life as an...
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CARTER & OLIVIA RIES COMPASSION
CARTER & OLIVIA RIES Olivia and Carter started their own NGO back in 2009 when they were just 7 and 8 respectfully in an effort to save endangered species and clean up our environment for at least One More Generation... and beyond. Since starting OMG they have created three main divisions within their nonprofit. The first is...
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LOVE
"AUNT JULIE AND HER SON, CARL" NULL Aunt Julie wasn't" really" my son,Michael 's aunt and Carl wasn't "really" is cousin, but the both "felt" like family. They had a qualities of loving their fellow, the same qualities that my son Michael and I have. You see both Aunt Julie and Carl are looking over us from heaven. Aunt Julie passed on to heaven...
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AMANDA MAGILL CONNECTION
AMANDA MAGILL A hero brings you back once hope has escaped your dreams. A hero ignites your spark, allowing for darkest nights to be seen. Heroes disguised as humans, living lives they call their own. interesting part about it, they might not even know. Tell them they are your hero, and often times you'll...
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INSPIRATION
ONE STORY CHANGED HER LIFE... NOW SHE'S LIVING HER DREAM! NULL Experience the true story on how a woman's forgotten dream is brought to life! Jenny Fandel was the dean's office assistant at a local high school. After giving up on her dream to be a singer decades ago, Jenny's life changes forever when she encounters two former students, Dalton Wiechmann and Daniel Murphy,...
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CHARACTER
LOVE YOURSELF NULL My story isn't yet finished but I'll try my best. My name is Selena and I have epilepsy.theres a couple of more things wrong with me but that's the main one. This isn't something that anyone should have and I hate it. I don't get a walk or a marathon like the other handicapped kids. There's a foundation but...
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FRANCIS DANIEL CANIZALEZ MAKING A DIFFERENCE
FRANCIS DANIEL CANIZALEZ In 1996, Francis Daniel Canizalez was born. Francis’ father knew in his heart that, even as a baby, his son was inclined towards music. When he sang to him, he was sure Francis was receptive. Francis’ father, himself a musician, was always playing music throughout the house. Perhaps that is how Francis developed...
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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
NO FILTER FUNCTION. NULL So there's this saying, "anything goes." What does that mean some might ask? What it means is no rules. A lifestyle that has disenfranchised itself from the rest of the world. I only live in America, land of the free, home of the "not so brave anymore". We are a dumb society.Generally speaking, Our culture has...
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NICHOLAS LOWINGER GIVING BACK
NICHOLAS LOWINGER Nicholas Lowinger is a peacemaker and hero. At seventeen, he is an incredibly compassionate young man, who has made it his life’s purpose to advocate for equality for homeless children and to engage young people to take action and make the world a better place. While volunteering at a homeless shelter when he...
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MEDA TALLEY COMMITMENT
MEDA TALLEY My wife is a foster parent for animals,and f at any given time she can have 7 dogs, 5 cats and 2 birds. Meda has taken care of a dog that has had acid thrown on her, another dog hit by a car and then shot, left to die on the side of the road, A cat that was thrown from a moving car shattering both his front lets....
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LEV KAHMEL MILLS COMMITMENT
LEV KAHMEL MILLS I definitely believe that there is power in one. One single person and one single act can change the lives of many. I have witnessed that some of the smallest things can make the largest impact. I would like to nominate my friend, Lev Kahmel Mills for a seemingly small impact that has changed my world. I met...
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TRUST
YOUNG MINDS NULL The value of understanding young minds is something we all come to under-appreciate or not value at all which is quite odd since we all were young once but grew into adults thinking we knew what was best. The twenty-first century has become one of the best generations to promote that it is acceptable to be...
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CHANTAY  BRIDGES INSPIRATION
CHANTAY BRIDGES Chantay Bridges has a long track record of doing good and alms deeds. She has been a faithful and active community member for over 20 years. She is committed to the things, people and work of needy. She continues to reach out, everything from providing help to the disadvantaged, grief/sympathy coordinator, for...
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KURT FREYMAN DEDICATION
KURT FREYMAN I nominate my father, Kurt Freyman. He is a hero. He is a hero for many different reasons. My dad is a family man and a coach. He recently won Top 5 Kraft 100 in all of Canada for the best volunteer. He helps anyone, anytime. From personal issues to helping tie skates at the rink to just being there for his...
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FAMILY
IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME NULL The people that have had a major influence on me are the most important humans’ beings and they are called a family. But before I start telling how these human beings changed my life and made me learn something about myself, let me start describing to you the place that we spend most of the time together. The...
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SANDY WILLIAMS SACRIFICE
SANDY WILLIAMS This lady works 24/7, always on call to save an animal! The only life she seems to have is SAVING A LIFE! There is NO animal too LARGE,SMALL,SICK Or Distance needed to travel she will not help! The ONLY thing she EVER asks for = Give the Fur babies a GOOD home & Donate to our cause & Shelter!
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COMPASSION
MUSIC FOR THE ELDERLY - PLEASE HELP! NULL Good evening, My name is J. Alexander Batista, I'm a senior nursing student at Florida Southern College and a proud member of the United States Navy's Nurse Candidate Program (NCP). I have grown up watching the messages from Values on the television and I am now old enough to appreciate the significance it...
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JESSICA CARSCADDEN COMPASSION
JESSICA CARSCADDEN My hero Jessica Carscadden. At just 9 years old Jessica started the We Care Bears Project. The We Care Bears Project provides instant comfort to kids in unbearable situations. She does this by providing bags of stuffed animals to first responders, and other organizations that deal with kids in hard places, to...
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AMY MANSON LIVE YOUR DREAMS
AMY MANSON Amy loves to help kids find their goals and reach them. She started "Goaled Kids", a non-profit, and speaks at schools regularly to help kids dream big and then have a process to turn those dreams into goals, and go get them. As part of Goaled Kids, Amy has for a decade lead a summer introduction to track and...
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CHARACTER
KID, PARENTS & JOB NULL I was a very shy guy, I come from a family who had always thought me to help others, listen others and treat everyone politely and I think that's how all parents want their child to be, basically a child who respects others and treat everyone well. I did that what my parents said me. That was a wonderful...
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BELIEVE
I AM LIVING TO TELL NULL My name is Laurie Beck and at the young age of 42 I was diagnosed with an incurable cancer...non Hodgkin lymphoma, marginal cell leukemia and it was in my spleen. I was told immediate chemo. I sought not just two opinions but decided on a third. Two doctors said immediate chemo and the third said "watchful...
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CYNTHIA ESTRADA DEDICATION
CYNTHIA ESTRADA Cynthia Estrada has been volunteering in her community since she was 8 years old. In the summer of 1993, she was cast in Salome Bay’s theatre production Rainbow World at the Bathurst Street Theatre in Toronto. The majority of the cast was composed of volunteer actors. Cynthia was honoured with a nomination at...
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MARIAH ANTOPIA INSPIRATION
MARIAH ANTOPIA Mariah was one of my 7th grade English students last year when she was diagnosed with a rare desmoid tumor in her abdomen, thighs, calves, and feet. She missed every Tuesday (and sometimes more) for chemotherapy treatments or doctor visits. Mariah never missed an assignment and earned the highest average of all...
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MICHAEL GREGER HONESTY
MICHAEL GREGER This man works harder than any one I have ever seen to research, read and distribute the information we all need to rise above the tide of ever higher numbers of people suffering from preventable diseases. He is simply amazing. He is arming those who will listen with knowledge the huge corporate agri-business...
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CHARACTER
SCORE OR CARE NULL I will never forget watching my son play soccer in Middle School. Coaches and Parents get very enthusiastic about the game and about winning and forget about basic values of fairness and fun. My son was never a star player, in fact he substituted in/out since the rules at that age made sure everyone played. With...
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RICKY MENA MAKING A DIFFERENCE
RICKY MENA Ricky Mena is a wonderful man who lives in California and for the past couple of months or so has been spending every dime he has to visit children in Hospitals, Group homes, Charity events etc... baring gifts, and entertainment free of charge. He brings Happiness and Joy to children who need it in their times of...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
I CAN, YOU CAN NULL “ Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing & dream while others are wishing” This is the quote that is on my white board that keeps me inspired while on break from school. My goal is to live up to these words and succeed of my goal of becoming a...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
THE HELPFUL ADVISOR NULL I still have fond memories of a certain gentleman who helped shape my future. I was in college when my father passed away. I had another year in front of me in order to be called a graduate. The trouble was I just could not concentrate on my studies anymore. I wanted to quit and stay at home to help my mother...
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OCTAVIA ROBERTS INSPIRATION
OCTAVIA ROBERTS I have known Octavia Roberts all of my life and I must say she has not had it easy. Her mother passed of cancer when she was six years old, therefore she had to be raised by family members. However, the loss of her mother was so devastating, she rebelled against her family and ran away from home at the age of 12....
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