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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HONESTY
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY NULL When I was in grade 3 student,during recess time in our school canteen, I have a 20.00 pesos bill. I bought biscuit that cost of 8.00 pesos, supposed to be my change will cost of 12.00 pesos only. When I go back in our classroom I noticed that my change is 15.00 pesos, so I go back to the canteen and returned the...
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HONESTY
GOOD GIRL NULL One day, my mother asked me to buy cooking oil to the nearby store. She give me twenty peso bill.The cooking oil cost eighteen pesos. I give the twenty peso bill to the vendor. When she give me my change I was suprised because she handed me thirty two pesos. I immedietly returned to her the thirty pesos...
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HONESTY
HONESTY NULL When I was in Grade 3,I found a 20 peso bill near on my chair.First thing came out of my mind was to gave it to the person who owned because it is not mine.But I don't have any idea who lost the 20 peso bill.What I did was,I asked all my classmates for the possible owner of the bill.One of my classmate told me...
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OMOLARA PRECY TAIWO LOVE
OMOLARA PRECY TAIWO She is beautiful, intelligent, creative, active minded, nice. She is my role model, she has the spirit of love, she once told me that love is the most beautiful thing nd told me a story about a family which comprises of three(father, mother and their child baby gairl)who meet three friends, wealth, prosperity and...
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HONESTY
BEING HONEST WON'T HURT YOU NULL I wanted to share an incident where I showed being honest. This happened when I was only in Grade 1. Begun during the first week of school year. Being excited to join former classmates again, we have been naughty in the classroom. Since our adviser was not around, we continued to play. However, due to mischief,...
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HONESTY
BEING HONEST NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR BIG THE AMOUNT IS NULL It was summer of 2014 when my mom enrolled me to special summer class on math, reading and language in preparation for me before i transfer school in manila. My mom fetch me at 1:30 pm and we go directly to waltermart and have my lunch on my favorite fastfood chain Jollibee. My mom would let me order my meal as...
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HONESTY
EXCESS CHANGE AT JOLLIBEE NULL It was this summer of 2014 when i took special summer class for Math and English at St. Vincent Learning Center in Makati. My mom would fetch me after school at around 1:30 pm and afterwards we go directly to waltermart and eat at my favorite fastfood chain Jollibeeto have my late lunch. my mom taught me to order...
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HONESTY
SARI-SARI STORE OF MY GRANDMOTHER NULL We had a small Sari –sari store owned by my Grand Mother who I used to call as “Nanay”. It’s been our family business in providing basic needs in our family. Every after school, i always assist my Nanay in our store in giving stuff and products to our dear customers whose in the same neighborhood. Even simple...
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HONESTY
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY NULL When I was in grade 3 student, in our school canteen, I have a 20.00 pesos bill.I bought biscuit that cost of 8.00 pesos supposed to be my change will cost of 12.00 pesos only.When I go back in our classroom I noticed that my change is 15.00 pesos so I go back to the canteen and returned the excess money to...
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HONESTY
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY NULL A few days ago,I was in a store and I bought some seasoning for our food then i paid in the cashier,my change is suposed to be 36 pesos but instead it is 37 pesos. Because of my honesty I returned the extra change.
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CARING
MY STRANGE LOVE STORY... DO WE NEED WORDS TO EXPRESS OUR LOVE? NULL My strange Love Story:Do we need words to express our love? I m a simple and caring girl and a darling to my parents. Nobody believed that I will go against my parents to marry my longtime friend for religious differences: people wonder with our relationship as we are not similar in anything: I love to laugh...
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INSPIRATION
TRACK STAR FIGHTING A CURVED SPINE NULL In the summer of 2012,i was diagnosed with scoliosis. At the time the top of my spine had a 67 degree curve and my bottom had 45. We started to have to go for monthly checkups to the british columbia childrens hospital, which is a 9 hour drive there from where i live. In 2013 we found out i was going to need...
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BARDI TOTO DRAKE DETERMINATION
BARDI TOTO DRAKE Bardi Toto is the most amazing giving woman I have ever met. She is a NY Times Best Seller, of a book Titled Thinking Upside Down Living Rightside Up. Her new book is The Power of Asking. Voted #1 Must Read book of 2014. She founded gratitude lifestyle magazine and is the founder of gratitudeclothing and...
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MALI HUNTER HELPING OTHERS
MALI HUNTER Mali runs the most successful recording studio in the world TreeSound! She is a Big sister not only to the stars but to the interns and all the staff. She put her singing career on hold for 10yrs to learn the biz and help Treesound become the PeaceFull echo friendly place that it is solar panels and all! She...
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SMILE
LIFE IS GOOD NULL “How’s the yard look?” He’d say his eyes shining with pride. I could tell he was anxiously awaiting my verdict. “Wonderful” I’d reply after I gave it a thorough inspection. I would recite all the changes I had found and he would smile contently. Every year at the first sign of spring my dad would begin spending...
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MICHAEL MARQUEZ DEDICATION
MICHAEL MARQUEZ My husband, Michael Marquez, is so much to me! He is the main bread winner for my six children, Serra, Laura, Grace, Greg, Mary, Luke and I'm a stay-at-home Mom. My husband helps me care for our special needs son, Greg, who has Down syndrome. Michael is a children's liturgy of the word volunteer at our church. ...
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INSPIRATION
YOU CAN NULL You Can.. Did you know, you can quit your job, you can leave it all? You aren’t legally required to stay, it’s a social pressure and expectation, not the law, and no one is holding a gun to your head. You can sell your house, you can give up your apartment, you can even sell your vehicle, and your things that...
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HONESTY
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH. NULL A couple of months ago I was down in Sao Paulo, Brazil for about a week for work. And I can converse in Spanish but don't know any Portuguese. So in speaking I could only go as far as the similarities with Spanish could take me. One of the last days I was down there I went to a Mall food court to order some...
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OLGA MARTIN TRUE BEAUTY
OLGA MARTIN My hero is Olga. She is the present of the international non-profit organization SOI-Street Heroes of India. She gives her love, energy and enthusiasm to help street children in India to recover from trauma and abuse and to empower them to live their greatest potential. She transmits her light and love to...
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INSPIRATION
FASHION TO FITNESS THAT INSPIRES NULL My name is Katie Niemeyer the founder of Handana. Handana is a fashion meets function fitness accessory that has changed the lives of so many, including my own. I invented Handana after being diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a reaction causing your skin to blister to the point that you have 2nd and...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
WHAT NEXT? SING NULL It’s been awhile since I’ve written. Moving from Austria to France was a whirlwind of activity. Finally settling down to write calms me. Welcome back to me! Her frame is small but her voice is BIG. I love to open my window to listen as her words come up and over and spill into my kitchen. It’s not so much as...
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ANGELICA MEJIA INSPIRATION
ANGELICA MEJIA My hero is a great women with many ideas. she inspires not only me but about 6 other rooms each full with about 20 kids each. she motivates us to do our best and be our best. she is one person that believes in us even if others have given up. she is part of a club known as key club which raises money for charity....
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THE DETOUR COMPANY THEATRE LIVE YOUR DREAMS
THE DETOUR COMPANY THEATRE The Detour Company Theater gives disabled adults a chance to act. The leader Sam founded it in 2000 and made several actors including me ,dreams come true. I would like them to be reconised. They are wonderful friends and wonderful heroes.
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AYSE USLU HELPING OTHERS
AYSE USLU Ayse is a 2nd generation Turkish woman, living in The Netherlands, since her early youth. Like many children, living in two or more cultures at the same time, she had to overcome many cultural and other difficulties during her school time, in working places and the Dutch society in general. She married at a young...
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FRIENDSHIP
FRIENDS IN CRAZY PLACES. NULL I've recently relocated to Washington from Michigan. I didn't know anyone here. I've been battling my own demonds for over 20 years. Suffering from depression and a list of ailments for which I am on meds for. The move here was extremely stressful ; and not having a good support system; new doctors that...
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OVERCOMING
MY REBIRTH AFTER MY TRAUMATIC HEARTACHE NULL To say that I got burnt, would be an understatement. After many heartbreaks, I meet the man who I considered to be the love of my life and best friend. I truly believed all the heartbreaks in the past had happened to lead me to him. We get engaged and I’m on cloud nine. A wedding date was set, dress paid for,...
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SADIE GRAY BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
SADIE GRAY my daughter Sadie is my hero because I wanted to give up so many tmes but shes the one who kept me going. she took time to listen to me when I was feeling so alone and sad. she has always been there for me in some way. she is the best daughter I have. shes my inspiration
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FORGIVENESS
FORGIVENESS NULL Jairit Medina 2A 5/13/14 Now that the big day is finally here, July 5th 2014. After everything that has happened, everything turned out great! Throughout the practices, and planning. It was all worth it, but what can I say? I didn’t make any sacrifices. My mom and dad were the ones, I...
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MOTIVATION
MOTIVATION NULL I’m in the middle of algebra class doing my work when my teacher says to the whole class that we are having a test next week worth 50% of our grades. I tell my friends about the test and how I am going to get 100% but they just laugh and giggle, I feel bad about myself but then I remember what Eminem had to go...
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FRIENDSHIP
MY HERO ESSAY NULL Miguel Gonzalez Ms. A English My Hero By Miguel Gonzalez Every time I see a soccer ball. It reminds me of my friend Adolfo. I was about 8 years old when I met Adolfo. When I met him it was kind of funny because my parents wanted mi to play in soccer team so I said yea. My first game was so bad I had no one...
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RESPONSIBILITY
MY HERO NULL On March 28th 2013 my mom received a call. It was from Metro Country Jail turns out it was my dad calling her saying that he got pulled over for not having a license and having opened beer cans & for speeding. He told my mom that he needs her help to get out, if not immigration can go and get him and send him...
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COURAGE
COURAGE NULL Osman Osman 05/15/14 Title: Courage My hero in this essay is my older brother Ali. He was always happy and never let anything put him down. Before when I was younger and he was playing football and he was getting tackled a lot and still didn’t give up until he made a touchdown. His grades weren’t good but then...
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FRIENDSHIP
FRIENSHIP NULL Hector Murcia FRIENDSHIP 5-15-14 To Begin with I was sitting in my class when a new student sat next to me, at that moment that the new student sat besides me I got a flash back of the time when I was in 7th grade and I was in my 2nd period when the exact same thing happened. When...
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