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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PERSEVERANCE
MARIA DUFFY My MOM is my biggest inspiration She is my Wonder woman. I am sooo truly Blessed to have a such a magnificent Loving kind hearted person she always put others before herself she awesome mother & awesome wife to my wonderful Father she works really hard God has really bless me with a beautiful woman that has a...
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PERSEVERANCE
COLIN ANDREWS My Son Colin is 16 years of age and is on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's). I admire him because he keeps trying is best to improve on his disability, he doesn't let anything get him down. He has not been able to acquire one on one lasting friendship, though the years. For me this is tough, knowing growing up...
SUBMITTED BY CYNTHIA DEMAIO ANDREWS
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BEING THERE
TRACEY WILLOUGHBY My mom has always been there for me always keeping me going. When I was down she always helped me feel better. I have autism and only my mom believed I could achieve my dreams. I graduated 4 months early because of her belief in me.
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OVERCOMING
MENSAH JOSEPH MOM MABEL FORTUNE My mom taught me to be daring,bold and unwavering.A single mom who raised three children in the face of adversity but stood tall to bring the very best out of us.I can look back today and say because of my darling mom,i didnt give up the fight.I gave it all my all and i am looking forward to that day when i am...
SUBMITTED BY JOSEPH MENSAH
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OVERCOMING
NORA JOHNSON Growing up with my grandparents because my mom was a drug addict . My aunt Nora would always be the one to help me realize we weren't a normal family. To always be a better person, save money . Work hard and stay away from drugs and alcohol . She came to visit almost every day and took me to her house on...
SUBMITTED BY TANYA HARO
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
RAMONA DUPREE Hello, my name is Talina Simpson. My mother has taught me many things. But one value that really comes to mind is to believe in myself. She made me aware of bad people in the world that would aim to bring me down and that they would be successful if I didn't believe in myself. As a kid, when I would come home sad...
SUBMITTED BY TALINA SIMPSON
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STRENGTH
KENNY SHIREY My story may be a little different from everyone else. I lost my oldest son to suicide over ten years ago and with that I lost my best friend and my hero. With his loss it made me realize just how important love and family means. Til this day we have no clue why he took his own life, but I turned to God for...
SUBMITTED BY LES SHIREY
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CHARACTER
ANNETTE WESSEL Mrs. Wessel (Ms. Peirce) said, 'If you don't like the idea, don't complain--work within to improve it.'
SUBMITTED BY TIMOTHY PAUL KAVANAUGH
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CHARACTER
MY GRANDMOTHER AND MOTHER My Grandmother was a very faithful person. She taught me to think and do for others without a return involved and she taught me to have hope and faith in good and bad times. My Mom taught me to be a strong, independent woman. She also taught me to speak up for injustice. If it pertained to me or community.
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COMMITMENT
CHUCK, WES, ANDREW, HUNTER SEMP These guys have lived to serve others in their lives. They have chosen paths that require commitment and a centered life. They live to make the world a better place. As teenagers they sang gospel music anywhere that could, anytime. As adults, they have chosen careers of service. Self sacrifice has always been...
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HELPING OTHERS
ALEXANDRIA LEWIS During the hurricane my mother who is close to 80 didn’t have power in her house for 2 weeks . My daughter Alexandria stayed with her and helped her. Her roof was leaking and she tried to go on the roof to try to fix it but it was too dangerous. I who am her mother was not there because I am working in South...
SUBMITTED BY MELANIE ALDERSHOFF
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BELIEVE
MY PARENTS I had a stroke at birth, doctors to this day still don’t know why I had the stroke. I was in hospital for a month and stopped breathing several times at which point I nearly died. When I was released from hospital I was a year behind my milestones but caught up. After a few years I recovered fully from the stroke...
SUBMITTED BY TANIELLE
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CARING
RACHEL STCBRIDGE My BBC Rachel has special needs. But she is so sweet. How I met her is one day I was sad and she came to me and said that everything is going to be OK. How I know that she is caring is she helps everyone that is sad, scared, or even mean to her. She will just not let stuff get in her head.
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HONESTY
FREDDY BRAMMEIER I often traveled with my father during the summer to pick up feed/seed… he was a farmer…I basically went everywhere with him when he wasn't working at his factory job… One day, we went to a female, about 20 miles south of our house… When we got almost all the way home… We were stopped at a railroad crossing… and...
SUBMITTED BY ALIZABETH BRAMMEIER
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DO YOUR PART
ASHLEY EUBANKS As women, we go through a number of physical, mental and social struggles unknown by our male counterparts. When “that time of the month” comes we either reach into our stash of pads or tampons, or rush to the nearest drugstore for the $5 box we so haphazardly spend on to prepare ourselves for our dreading...
SUBMITTED BY ERICA EUBANKS
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