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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AMBITION
BE AMBITIOUS WITH GOALS, NOT DEADLINES NULL As you embark on any new journey, you will inevitably have an idea in your mind of how long it should take you to accomplish your ultimate goal. For example, some new bloggers start out with great passion and write, write, write, day and night. They expect that within six months they will have a six-figure income...
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OVERCOMING
HOW TO OVERCOME THE FRUSTRATION BARRIER NULL Not everything will come easily to you. There will come a time when you want to do something, either write a book, learn to dance, or develop a new skill. If it’s something you already have an aptitude for, things might come easily, but it’s likely that you’re going to find the learning process to be much harder...
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OPTIMISM
WEARING A SMILE NULL A few years ago I lost my buddy Jack to cancer... Wait, wait before you get all sad there's more to the story! Jack knew me since the first breath I took on this earth. He was always in my life in some aspect or another. When he first got sick, I was mad. I didn't understand how this could happen to a guy like...
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INSPIRATION
RUN JONATHAN, RUN!! NULL RUN JONATHAN, RUN! My name is Verlaine Brunot and I would like to share with you all a story about the power of perseverance, dedication and willpower. This is a story about my youngest brother Jonathan. Jonathan is a handsome, charming and energetic twenty five year old who has severe autism. Jonathan...
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RIGHT CHOICES
LETTING GO NULL No matter how hard it is for you to decide whether to leave that person who had played a vital role in your life but has hurt-ed you, you have to do it with conviction- for yourself and for all that wants you to be happy..
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FORGIVENESS
FORGIVING MY TEACHER FROM BYGONE DAYS NULL I am a happily married 45 year old father of two. I have been living in the US since 1992. I grew up on the island of Jamaica. Back in September 1979 I entered Grade 5 at a primary school in rural Jamaica where I had a very strict class teacher named Ms. Cynthia Lawson. In Jamaican schools corporal punishment is...
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MITCH SHAPIRO INSPIRATION
MITCH SHAPIRO Words cannot capture the spirit of empowerment, kindness and good will that Mitch Shapiro embodies. Ten years ago Mitch started the Foundation for Sight and Sound after having been with the Foundation Fighting Blindness for a number of years. Mitch has Usher Syndrome, also called deaf-blindness. He began...
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MITCH SHAPIRO GENEROSITY
MITCH SHAPIRO I really don’t even know where to begin. This summer I was honored to receive an internship opportunity through my University and I began interning at the Foundation for Sight and Sound. Just a few short months ago I didn’t know what was in store for me. On my first day, I met Mitch Shapiro, the founder,...
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TRISH AND JOHN MEZA LOVE
TRISH AND JOHN MEZA Trish Meza, President/Broker of Go Green Realty Inc. All profits GO to your nonprofit. California's philanthropic residential and commercial real estate brokerage. Trish Meza is turning her real estate brokerage philanthropic for "the people." Go Green Realty Inc. mission is to heal California one close of...
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FAMILY
MY ADOPTION STORY NULL Hi! My name is Pia and I'm 20 years old. I recently made a video talking openly about my adoption story and I feel like it would be an inspiration to those families looking to adopt. Here's my link, I hope you enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8HE3pIW_nA&feature=youtu.be Sincerely, Pia
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SCARLET  PERIO APPRECIATION
SCARLET PERIO She is my hero because she is there for me no matter what. She is like a big sister to me that shows leadership. She always makes me laugh and smile when I'm down. We do everything together. She cares about her family and friends very much. She also supports me with everything. She believes in me when nobody else...
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MAUD SHIFAMBA ACHIEVEMENT
MAUD SHIFAMBA s of 2012 Maud Chifamba was the youngest university student in Africa.[1] She was born in 1997 in Zimbabwe and was accepted to the University of Zimbabwe to study for an accounting degree.[1] She began attending in 2012.[1] She also received a US$9,933 scholarship from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Chairman’s...
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OLIVER ROY MAKING A DIFFERENCE
OLIVER ROY My Hero is a homeless man Oliver Roy is a native Washingtonian and a divorced father of four boys, two of whom has special health care needs. Mr. Roy recounts those early years when he focused on raising and providing for his four boys to the point of having to give up his job as a computer technician. As he...
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HELPING OTHERS
JOKE AND GREAT KINDNESS NULL I'm a cashier at a grocery store who's close to graduating university, or at least I was. I was still living with my parents in my last year of school when everything started falling apart around me. My mom had cancer a few years back and went through chemo and the whole shebang. We thought it had worked and...
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JOE  MORGAN SACRIFICE
JOE MORGAN My hero is my best friend, the love of my life & my soul mate. I guess you can say he's your average Hero considering he is a Firefighter but he's done so much for me and the community that makes him such an unbelievable man. Not alot of Firefighter's get recongized, and I believe they should because it is them...
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DEVOTION
NEW ORLEANS HERO NULL I worked for a large corporation and one day as part of a team building exercise, each leader described who their hero was and why. As we went around the room we heard about leaders of great power, CEO's, Billionaires, Politicians, and Movie Stars. When they came to gain my feedback, at first I was a little...
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COURAGE
SOME DREAMS NULL There are words we could not say, words that no one might be longing to hear, words that we dearly wanted to say but rest and stay only in the deepest part of our soul. Sacrificing one's own feeling, choosing what is right over what is best., wherein, when we close our eyes in the midst of confusion be able to...
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COURAGE
ME AND HIM NULL I don' really want people knowing my name so let's just say my name is 'Roxy'. I was 14 back then when I fell in love with a guy my age, let's call him 'Clay'. He was my classmate for 8 years. I was in 2nd grade when I first met him. So, I reached 8th grade and knew how amazing he was. HE was popular and I ain't....
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PEACE
A GLORIOUS MORNING NULL A Glorious Morning by Pam A gentle breeze ruffled the curtains, bringing with it the fragrant scent of roses. The call of songbirds floated through the air. Lying on the cool, crisp sheets was comforting, but this promised to be a glorious morning. Sliding quietly from the covers and slipping...
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CLARA HUGHES OVERCOMING
CLARA HUGHES Winter sport? Summer sport? Clara Hughes is an athlete for all seasons. She’s one of the biggest stories to emerge in Canadian sports, and she’s not finished yet. A six-time Olympic medalist in cycling and speed skating; she’s the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter...
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FORGIVENESS
ALWAYS I WILL NULL I was in +1 standard when i experience the real values of love and forgivness.i love someone very much.not from starting he plays a game and make me fall in love with him.i was very happy in that days.i feel like a princess.like i get things in life but someone tells that all dreams never comes true so same thing...
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SISTER  JENNA DEDICATION
SISTER JENNA Sister Jenna is the founder and director of the Meditation Museum, a non-profit organization which has been active in Silver Spring, Maryland since 1997. It features interactive displays of various faith traditions and offers tailored training sessions providing tools for personal development. The Museum hosts...
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DORIS PARRENO ENCOURAGEMENT
DORIS PARRENO After having some cramping in her stomach, having a little blood come from her nose on a regular basis, and feeling tired every day, my friend Doris Parreno decided to go to the doctor for a routine physical. She had a mammogram and in November 2011 was diagnosed with breast cancer, Triple Positive, Estrogen...
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JANET CONNOLY ENCOURAGEMENT
JANET CONNOLY I met Janet Connolly when I got my first REAL job. My first impression was that she would be one of those tough supervisors. But as I got to work with her and as time passed, I got to know her well. And as it turns out, Janet had a heart of gold. She may have given people the wrong impression because she...
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AMBITION
HOW TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE NULL “Make your dreams come true” One poignant question posed by a stranger changed Melanie’s troubled life: ‘Where will you be in five years?’ That single question drove her to make a future for herself and made her realize that education was her only way to pursue her dreams.   Melanie Burnett or...
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FORGIVENESS
QUOTE NULL I will allow my issues of today to set with the sun and decide to smile with every person in my life tomorrow..... No matter what happened today, tomorrow is a new day, new slate.
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ANDREA  JOHNBAPTISTE CHARACTER
ANDREA JOHNBAPTISTE Andrea JohnBaptiste is an intelligent, poised, and well-versed businesswoman with excellent communication skills, positive outlook and pleasing personality that enhances her natural leadership qualities. She inspires not only myself, but many others that are surrounded by her. Always staying humble and true to...
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PURPOSE
POSITIVE MOMENTS NULL I was young and never thought that it will all pass,through faith i made it.I was a victim of rape at the age of 15 years,6 months after the incident i founded out that i am infected by hiv.It was difficult but i came to a point of saying as i am crafted for a divine purpose it shall come to pass.I'm living...
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DANIEL TERHERST COURAGE
DANIEL TERHERST Daniel is my hero cause he has done so much for me. He is a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He talked me into joining the fire Dept and taught me almost everything I know. He is always showing me stuff and helping me with anything I need. He works extremely hard making sure everything is taken care of . he does...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
A POEM BY MOTHER TERESA NULL The other day I ran across this poem written by Mother Teresa, the Saint of Calcutta. I think everyone should read it. Life is an Opportunity, benefit from it. Life is Beauty, admire it. Life is a Dream, realize it. Life is a Challenge, meet it. Life is Duty, complete it. Life is a Game, play it. Life...
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LIVE LIFE
SEEING THING EVEV WHEN THEY ARE NOT VISIBLE NULL On April 2 I lost my oldest brother, on the 3 I lost my 23 years old daughter going three month. I hhave never felt such pain in my life. Its like my life was cut short, but getting by one thing I learned with my pain that is dont be dont be quick to judge. The person next to you could be suffering, and just a...
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HONESTY
HONESTY NULL Honesty Submitted by: Alfred John One morning, during summer vacation I was biking around our Village, I noticed a man whose going to the sari-sari store, while walking he didn’t notice that he dropped his P 100 bill. I picked his money and I gave it to him, he said thank you little boy and he smiled at...
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AZAD KHAN BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
AZAD KHAN MY father is my hero. Whatever i get and learn from my life all the credits goes to him. Still I am unable to fulfill my father's dream, I pray to God, Please give me the power to see my father's smile and make him to be proud as I am his son. Shaon Khan
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