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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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...
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LIVE LIFE
POLAROID HEART Four days post-surgery. Benign polyps, out. Unintentionally along with it, parts of my insides also ripped out and 2 litres of my blood due to complications from stitching also siphoned from my body. In life, we are given these pearls called reminders. A wake-up call that we are indeed alive. This weekend, I...
SUBMITTED BY JACQUELINE DAIN
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Laughter
LAUGHTER
MOD POD MOD POD wants to nominate our own leadership lab crew as our hero. Everyone in our lab came together not knowing each other or having very little exposure to one another. It was a bit unnerving having to wait to find out who we were going to be grouped with. Our group consists of Melissa, Olga and Desirae. We...
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COURAGE
ANNA BWANA She is my aunt. I can call her my HERO because she changed my life in a very big step. She is strategic, enthuthiastic, loving, caring, understanging, appreciating, and most advisable and couragable person. She teaches me many and I know many through her. She made me to be confident and believe in myself ( she...
SUBMITTED BY CLARA KABWE
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GRIT
AGAINST ALL ODDS I was once told because I lost all my children to social services that I would amount to anything. That I was at a disadvantage on all levels. For twenty years I have prayed the same the prayer for my children. That prayer was that we all would be reunited, In 2013 I was reunited with my youngest sons, in 2014 I...
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INSPIRATION
TIAH PIN-CHIA HUANG My daughter Tiah, was born with a rare brain malformation called Schizencephaly causing cerebral palsy. Her whole life has been about therapies and dr appointments. She has had two major surgeries in the last 5 months, following more physical therapy. She does it all with a smile on her face. She pushes through...
SUBMITTED BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN
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BEING THERE
THE ENGAGEMENT RING I was meeting up a guy chosen by my parents, a proposed suitor, before our marriage was arranged. It's a normal practice among Indian parents to choose spouses, who they deem fit for their children. I was nervous about the entire episode. This was something I never did before. I failed to understand how one could...
SUBMITTED BY REETIKA BHATTACHARYA
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DETERMINATION
KUSUM LATA This is an inspirational story of a woman who stood against the test of times and yet came out shining in the face of hardships. The protagonist in the story is much ahead of her times in attitude and thoughts and with immense love for her family, achieves something that was larger than life. Even in her...
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BEING THERE
ALAYNA A Alayna is a special needs care giver who has tought many people life skill such as spelling, history, cooking and many others. She is also the type of person who is there when you need her and she is a good listener and friend. Alayna cares and that makes ber a hero.
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CARING
BRITTNY WESLEY-TAYLOR My hero is Brittny! She's striving to become an amazing community leader. She doesn't have all the resources she need but she makes it work. Brittny takes all the kids in our neighborhood on bike rides and to the park. She makes up feel loved. She teaches us that being nice and living people goes along way no...
SUBMITTED BY ALANNA BROADEN
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COURAGE
THE HORSE ALWAYS HAS A REASON I was in a Parade with My horse Bella. An Appalosa mare. We were riding along and she had lots of energy as normal. My mom was walking her as well because it was her first parade. We hear something like gun shots and my mare squats down but her feet slipped and she fell. I got off safely. And she got up bucked a...
SUBMITTED BY BELLATHEAPPALOOSA
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PERSEVERANCE
NEALE KING My husband, Neale King, is my hero. In November, 2015, he began experiencing unsteadiness from the waist down. After a series of doctor's appointments, examinations, and other procedures, we discovered he had a calcified, ruptured disc that was causing his spinal cord to be completely compressed and it could have...
SUBMITTED BY ANDREA BLEDSOE KING
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FRIENDSHIP
AMAZING FRIENDS i know a few people and they say that people with disabilities cant do the things we do or that you cant really make a friendship with them. i look at them straight in the face and say your wrong. i met so many young and old amazing people with down syndrome and other disabilities, who i have made many friends...
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PATIENCE
KRISTA BRIANNA Beauty, Intelligence, Integrity and Kindness these are just some word that I use to describe my hero. Mother, Lover, Wife and Friend, these are some of the titles she has been known to go by. I met Krista about 5 years ago when I had nothing but a rather large ego and even bigger dreams. Yet some how, I caught...
SUBMITTED BY DAVID FROST
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