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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Love
LOVE
CHRISTIE MCALISTER Ayden McAlister Mrs. Collins Class RTI 8\24\16 My mom is my hero. The reason my mom is my hero is because she's the nicest person in my life. My mom also lets me have and my own because when I was little I had to sleep in the same room as my mommy. Here are some more...
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Being there
BEING THERE
AMANDA BLACKBURN Emily Blackburn Mrs. Collins RTI August 24, 2016 Do you have a favorite hero of yours? I do, its my mom. There are many reasons way someone can be your hero. They could have bought you something, gave you a roof over your head, given you food when you needed it, or drove you to school and...
SUBMITTED BY EMILY BLACKBURN
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JOY
CLARRISA GARDNER Ky'Marieon Gardner REACH RTI August 24, 2O16 S My Hero My hero is Mom because she inspires me to do a lot of things like be better at basketball. She's hard working. She's awesome. She's loving and caring.She gave birth to me. She lets us go over...
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Honor
LOVE
LINDESY CRABTREE Shaunna king Mrs.collins RTI August 24,2016 My Hero My hero is my mom. My mom was born here in Springfield so she knows all the cool things here. She always takes us to the coolest place. My mom has been all over the world with her family. She wants us to have a great life and...
SUBMITTED BY SHAUNNA KING
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Hard work
HARD WORK
BRAD SANFORD Brylee Sanford Mrs.Collins RTI August 24, 2016 My Hero Do you have a hero that is kind, respectful, and brave? Well I do and my hero is my dad. Why my dad is my hero is that he does a lot of stuff for me. My reasons are all about dads and why they help.Here are some reasons why. One of my...
SUBMITTED BY BRYLEE
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
WALT DISNEY My Hero! My superhero is Walt Disney for making my life more fun and creative. And other people and etc... I really like his movies and the cartoons that he and other people made. He made my life more happier and better than I was before! He made me change and be more amazing! The first time I watched his...
SUBMITTED BY JENNY
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APPRECIATING NATURE
THE MORNING WONDER The morning whispers sing in my soul, I wake up early and speak to the birds and crows, While feeding them, pigeons and sparrows play beside my toes, Chirping and cheering all around, my heart races to the peak of joy, This silent hour of morning is when I thank the almighty lord. On the swing...
SUBMITTED BY SANJITA SINGH
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
YOUR CHOICE IS HERE Here I am laying down listening to the beat of my heart happier than ever stronger than ever. Got to the point in my life where I work every night till the sweat runs like water on the floor because I said enough is enough I stood up I listened and I made my choice. Now, now it is time for you to make yours are...
SUBMITTED BY STEPHEN ROOS
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CHARITY
AXANA SOLTAN Axana's courage and selflessness puts me in awe. At the age of just 19, she has touched hundreds of poor children’s lives locally, nationally and internationally. Axana Soltan is a 19-year old Philanthropist, Global ambassador, and Youth activist empowering young people in areas of education, employability,...
SUBMITTED BY WAJMA SOLTAN
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ENCOURAGEMENT
YOU CAN DO IT! It was my pre-medical student days when I was highly motivated to be a cardiologist. Hardly known to the fact that sometimes destiny holds you back, I was down with some-not-so-properly diagnosed auto-immunity disease. This led me to be in bed for almost 3 months, unwell and writing sad poems. Heart-broken,...
SUBMITTED BY SANJITA SINGH
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GRATITUDE
THE SMALL MOMENTS THAT CAN LIGHT UP A DAY I have a Rewards Card for Showcase Cinema that allows me to earn rewards points with each purchase that I make at the theatre and periodically provides me with a free popcorn, soda or movie ticket coupon. I had recently accumulated enough rewards points to obtain a coupon for a free popcorn. Standing in the...
SUBMITTED BY STEVEN L FOLEY
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JOY
JOY So I'm stuck in O'hare airport on an extremely long weather delay, pacing up and down the terminal for some exercise, when I pass a wine bar for the twentieth time or so. But this time there is a young woman behind the roped off piano, playing what I can only describe as absolutely beautiful classical music. ...
SUBMITTED BY PAUL MINORINI
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COMPASSION
DON'T JUST WALK BY The university I attended had many students about 35,000. One early afternoon I was walking around the campus and found a female student sitting on the walkway with tears on her face. Everyone just walked by her so I decided to stop. I dropped my books and sat down on the path with her. It turned out that she...
SUBMITTED BY ALICIA EISENBACH
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RESPONSIBILITY
PHILLIP HORNE My birth father died when I was 5 years old. He died active military, while stationed in Hawaii. My mom moved 3 girls, myself, her other daughter, and my birth fathers daughter back to Texas. She met the man I call dad at parents without partners, a military function, and that was the greatest day of my life. I...
SUBMITTED BY KIMBERLY ROBERTSON
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COURTESY
A RAINY DAY Let me tell one real story that happened a year ago . **I was driving in heavy rain ,it was so heavy that I got totally blind like ,so I stopped at a gas station . From parking lot to office of that station I walked on foot as rain and thunder scared me not to stay in the car .** when rain did not stop for two...
SUBMITTED BY SHASHI SAINI
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