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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CONFIDENCE
SELF- CONFIDENCE SPREADS CONFIDENCE As a high school student, I see so many different students living so many different lives. I see so much sadness from people with so much potential, and so much goodness. Overtime, I realized that a lot of this comes from a lack of self-love and self-confidence. I began watching endless ted talks about...
SUBMITTED BY TIA BJORNSON
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ENCOURAGEMENT
YOU CAN DO IT! Growing up i remember my weekly "career" announcements. Anchor woman, flight attendant and teacher, among many, many othrrs. Each week i heard " you can do that. You will be good at that". That was my mom and dad. Throughout life, i learned that not everyone believed in me the way my mom and dad believed in...
SUBMITTED BY JULIE
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CHARITY
SABIAN CARABELLO This is the third year Sabian Carabello has donated winter coats to Milwaukee students. More than 300 coats have been given out in the first two years of the drive, and he hopes to make the biggest impact yet this year. On Wednesday 50 new coats were dropped off at Unity Charter School. Kudos to Sabian Carabello...
SUBMITTED BY SABIAN CARABELLO
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KINDNESS
MY MOTHER About a year after my mother died, a teacher questioned me about who she was. When I finally gave her enough information to identity my mother, the teacher said " Oh! You mean that *kind* woman! " I thought "what a great commentary on a person's life," and resolved to try to live so that could be said about...
SUBMITTED BY JOHNNIE (SUSIE) PRATER
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CARING
CARING In a ram-shackled house, far from the village, lived a young man who was mentally impaired. He was always seen in the village, working hard to fill his old bag with discarded items and scraps of food. The children of the village sneered at him; the elderly villagers looked down on him and scolded their children...
SUBMITTED BY KALIA
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COURAGE
STEPPING OUT OF COMFORT ZONE My name is Ainne Olar,15 years old and I'm in 10th grade of High School. I was born in Philippines and I spent most of my childhood there, then we moved in Canada. It was my first time moving to another country, so I was a very shy student for a little while back in my school in New Brunswick. New Brunswick...
SUBMITTED BY AINNE OLAR
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HONESTY
HONESTY During life time theirs going to be that one time in your life when you feel like telling a lie one your afraid of getting in trouble or two your embarrassed so you hide the truth so you tell a lie it's never okay to tell a lie about something even if it's not important you shouldn't lie because their is always a...
SUBMITTED BY ALILIA OLIVER
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FRIENDSHIP
HANNA HUNTLEY I'd like to tell about my friend Hanna who passed away on Tuesday 31st of October, 2017. I called her HH because I liked to pretend I was a serious writer and would sign all correspondence with her with "TF". But I can hardly talk about serious writers without talking about Hanna. My first proper encounter...
SUBMITTED BY TORERA A. FAGBENLE
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CLASS AND GRACE
ADEKUNLE FAGBENLE, ESQ. Words can hurt, and words can heal. The power of the wordsmith cannot be understated. My Brother Kunle had a potent way with words, and not once did I hear him use them unwisely. Just when I would think I had it all figured out, he would suggest something that surpassed my logic. I am sure I became 17.5x smarter...
SUBMITTED BY TORERA A. FAGBENLE
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
BREAKFAST COMMENTS! I was having breakfast one morning with my four year granddaughter Charlie in our local Cracker Barrel. A sounthern older lady approached us as she was leaving. She commented on how adorable my granddaughter was. She said, she had been watching our interaction with each other as we ate out breakfast. We had...
SUBMITTED BY LEANDRA STEELE
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VISION
KINGDOM WILLIAMS My 9 year old son Kingdom was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3 years old. Although he has challenges, he has an insight to die for. He is able to see and appreciate so many things that I have walked passed my whole life without seeing. For example, he has shown me that there are letters and numbers...
SUBMITTED BY MARILYN JONES
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PASSION
MY PASSION OF MUSIC! I was a kid in the 4th grade and I been inspired by people playing the flute. So when I started 4th grade, there was a program in my school where you could learn an instrument and play in the band. I signed up as soon as possible because the places where being taken away fast so I really wanted to play the...
SUBMITTED BY IBRAHIM ALADDIN
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COURAGE
ZOE REED Zoe Reed fought cystic fibrosis for 11 years watching children like herself die along the way never complaining.on her death bed in 1994 i promised to walk around the world in her memory.between 1990 and 2012 her courage has inspired me to walk over 25,000 km her courage lives on.Nigel Reed ( Zoes Dad.)
SUBMITTED BY NIGEL REED
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CREATIVITY
THIRSTY FOR ART I am a free lance artist. I paint murals in schools, most elementary schools. I design educational murals as well as decorative murals. But the important part is, the students paint with me. Nearly 20 years ago I was inspired by a local muralist to paint a mural at my kids' school. Once I got started, I decided...
SUBMITTED BY LORI LUTTIG
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CHARITY
AXANA SOLTAN Axana is an inspiration. At only fifteen in United States, Axana became the CEO and Founder of Enhancing Children’s Lives Organization, a foundation dedicated to providing access to education, advocacy, medical care and meal nourishment to low-income children in Virginia and around the world. Axana’s steadfast...
SUBMITTED BY KIRSTEN
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