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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ENCOURAGEMENT

Daniel Slack

Hello, I would like to nominate my fiance, Daniel Slack, as a deserving person in need. Not only does he put his new family first, but he gave up his success, education, and areas of his employment for me and my children. He is my knight in shining and my muse that inspires me to be better than just a victim of...

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CARING

Latanyia Clah

My hero is my twin sister. She's been here with me ever since. She's been there when I had my first broken heart. She's been there when I need someone to talk to. She help me through my months of sadness. Now she's here helping more on my school work. I listen to her, she listens to me. I love my sister, friend,...

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CARING

Dani Rasmussen

My hero is my mom because she is has done so much and been through so much and she is still the best mom ever, and she would do anything for her kids! One reason why I chose my mom is because she is strong like batman, just like batman she is both mentally and physically strong, because when she was younger her...

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INTEGRITY

Great Grandpa Ford

He was an inspiration to his whole family and friends in so many ways. He was compassionate about life. He would say "live well and make good choices because you only have one life to live". No one was a stranger to him. You always felt loved and excepted. Through his Navy service he learned the value of...

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OVERCOMING

Elliot Morin

I would nominate my son Elliot. Elliot has overcome a lot of barriers in his young life already. At 18 months he was diagnosed plagiocephaly and torticollis. Since they caught it too late, we started physical therapy to help fix the issues. During this time we also noticed additional issues of his speech....

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BEING THERE

Emma Coffer

My hero is my best friend,I know it already sounds like I'm just being nice but not entirely, this girl has stopped me from taking my life more times than I can count,we are about to have our summer between 7th and 8th grade I met her in 6th she's always been there for me and had my back,I never knew you could be...

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AMBITION

Jesi Stracham

On January 18th, 2015 Jesi was in a motorcycle accident. She died twice being resuscitated, along with obtaining a spinal cord injury, but this didn't stop her. She started living life more in her chair. Making every negative into a positive, she fought her paralysis day and night. She has competed in numerous...

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EDUCATION

Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Ashley is my boss. (I know, crazy for an employee to rave about their boss.) But Ashley is truly one of the most amazing women I have ever met. Her dedication to the foster care system and the Pinellas County Community is like nothing I have ever seen before. After growing up in the foster care system, Ashley...

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ENCOURAGEMENT

Claudia Hernandez

My hero is my mom. She has been there for me when no one else has. She understands me and she is there to listen to me with whatever I need. She is the one I go to for anything and everything, like a best friend. She is the one that I can count on. More like a mom she is a best friend to me and I've already...

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ENCOURAGEMENT

Sophia Coca

My biggest hero is my daughter Sophia. She is my oldest daughter and has autism. She has taught me patience, love and how to be a better person. Sophia touches all the lives around her. She is motivated and loving and I know she can do anything. Watching her adapting to the world around her is amazing to...

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CONFIDENCE

Kristiana Santiago

I know, I know. EVERYONE says their mom is their hero (heroine, technically), but for me it's really true. She doesn't pity many people and she has shown me that all you need to achieve your dreams is hard work. I thank her for inspiring me each and everyday.

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BELIEVE

My Mom Acosta

My mom is my everyday hero, because she does a lot of things. She helps me with homework, she buys my family all the stuff my family needs, and most importantly, she great at being an amazing Mother. She's always been a big inspiration to me, and she always looks after me. She's a very kind, Loving, caring,...

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AMBITION

Lexus Perales

My hero is my cousin, even though she's more like my sister, a gift and no one can tell me different. My sister is my hero because through everything she's been through or put herself through, she's coming out on top. Lexus is the perfect definition in the dictionary of Me of what living is, which is the only...

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LOVE

my mother

Mothers are heros in many ways. My mother is my hero. She does every thing in her power to protect me and make me happy. She takes me to dance, puts money in my lunch account, cooks for my family, cleans up the house and does a lot more for us. I love when my mom is there for me when i need her, like if it...

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FRIENDSHIP

My BFF

My best friend always motivates and inspires me to do my best and never give up. She is always there for me when I need her and she always takes my side even when I am wrong. She is my friend for who I am and she would never change me. She always reminds me of who I am in times of doubt and problems. I can...

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