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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RISING ABOVE
YOU CAN BE DIFFERENT My parents had split up and my sister and I were in a foster home. It wasn't a nice place to be and all of the children were eventually removed. It wasn't a good start in life. Some of the kids that were there were already well on their way to a life of crime. Waiting for the bus one morning they engaged in...
SUBMITTED BY FRAN
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ACHIEVEMENT
LINDA WYNKOOP Linda Wynkoop, great Spanish & English teacher. Always working the extra mile for her students. She has been a single mom and not only working hard as mom & professional educator, also getting a Master Degree. Promoting the Latino Culture, creating a Folkloric Dance group for after school activities. Linda...
SUBMITTED BY MARICRUZ FLORES
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COMPASSION
DEB HELFRICH Deb is a selfless woman who puts herself 'on the line' to benefit the well being of those in experiencing challenging health circumstances. I came to know Deb via Professional Networking site LinkedIn and now on beBee.com. Her endless pursuit to research solutions that enhance the quality of life for those who...
SUBMITTED BY IRENE HACKETT
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COMMITMENT
AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE Here is my story . The journey of a new life that I took with my husband has grown step by step, ……….Life indeed has come a long way… We had an arranged marriage, but love blossomed with the years sometimes knowingly sometimes unknowingly…its been an adventure we set out on together, discovering each...
SUBMITTED BY SHASHI SAINI
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COMMITMENT
CYNTHIA ESTRADA Cynthia Trivino is the definition of compassion, perseverance, and leadership. She is 30 years old and has been volunteering in her community since she was only 12! When Cynthia was 8 years old, she auditioned and obtained a leading role in Salome Bay’s Rainbow World. This play ran during the summer of 1993 at...
SUBMITTED BY NORMA TRIVINO
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CLASS AND GRACE
MISHAL O'NEIL Mishal’s ex-husband was addicted to alcohol and would blow almost all the money they made. At one point because of his alcohol and anger issues they were on the verge of getting separated. And to make matters worse, he started to abuse her… She wanted to do something extraordinary like taking baking as a...
SUBMITTED BY TRACY GRAHAM
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BEING THERE
SUDESH MAYEKAR Who would have thought that while we all are busy in our own beautiful life relaxing there is this guy who thought he could spend his time doing something better for others. Sudesh Mayekar a common man always willing to help other at any time of the day. I resently came across this incident wherein a beggar...
SUBMITTED BY QUEENIE FERNANDES
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DETERMINATION
LOUD SILENCE... My inspiration is my son name John III, unfortunately he challenges obstacles everyday within himself diffcult to understand others. He has a big heart and a creative mind, but with a diagnosis of spectrum of autism his becoming is different and unpredictable everyday with a exposed motion I called loud...
SUBMITTED BY REBECCA TRUOCCOLO
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HELPING OTHERS
TWO SIDED HELP My friend Kelly is a drug addict who has a good job as a pharmacist in a hospital despite her family not supporting her and escaping a violent boyfriend, but the addiction she never felt was a problem until she was suspended and charged for theft of narcotics. She called me suicidal, her current boyfriend furious...
SUBMITTED BY MARK
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HUMILITY
THANKS TO THOSE WHO DARE TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUPPORT! i support 3 special needs adult clients in a group home environment. My clients are special needs adults and it is my responsibility to see that they get a good dinner, get their meds, stay relatively safe, and take care of their personal hygiene requirements. There is one other responsibility that is both the...
SUBMITTED BY BORIS BADINOV
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COURAGE
CANCER - AN EASY TO GO WITH COURAGE When I found out I had Bone cancer, I was discouraged by the news. Little did I know the other serious health issues that lay ahead, which would create serious new challenges for me over the next year. I could tell something wasn’t right with my right leg after my trip to Tirupathi in 2012. A visit to local...
SUBMITTED BY ATISH CHINTALWAR
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MOTIVATION
HARDWORK..THE BEST GIFT OF MY MOTHER Looking back I never thought at the time that we were poor. I always thought about trying to help those in the village that were poorer that we were. It was a sugar cane settlement housing workers that worked in the sugarcane fields. My mother, a cane cutter, had all thirteen of us well disciplined and by her...
SUBMITTED BY RAM SAHADEO
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APPRECIATION
SHERI AND ROB STEWART At first i always thought that they were just being polite and helping people out, but then i noticed something. I notice the joy on their faces that seeing other people succeed and being happy because of something they did no matter how small it was always put a giant smile on my parents faces. For example my...
SUBMITTED BY DOUGLAS STEWART
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DALE SMITH He has been a real brother an father standing by me when I was down an out. A real teacher, motivational. An real soldier.
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FAMILY
JAMES CROSBY My husband is my hero. Before meeting my husband I was in and of jail. I have borderline personality disorder,I struggle everyday. He shows me ways that are right. The way to be civil to othdrs , to think before I react. This man has turned my life around. I have 3 children from a the previousthe previous...
SUBMITTED BY CHASTITY
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