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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APPRECIATION
A LIFE WELL LIVED NULL A life well lived My hero is my great grandpa. He was a great man not only did he serve his country he was a good man to his family and friend. He was like as big and strong as a grizzly bear. I think he is my hero because of his love for his wife “My great grandma).my great grandpa took care of my grandma day...
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PATIENCE
AMERICA NULL A few days ago my mom was talking about how much better it is to have documents. It then got me thinking how she got all of her papers and documents. My mom name was Yolanda and she moved into America when she was eighteen or seventeen. When she moved here to Utah it was like she was starting life over, see new...
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PEACE
PROBLEM NULL My friend Anthony was angry all Dow and I asked “what’s wrong?” Anthony said “there is this One kid talking crap about my girlfriend.” When Anthony told me whats wrong it reminded me When I had my girlfriend. I and my friends were walking around and a group of kids walked Up to us, one of the kids asked...
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JAMES WISCHER MAKING A DIFFERENCE
JAMES WISCHER While he presents as a modest and humble servant, his passion for children stems from personal experience wherein he lived through feelings of vulnerability and fear. He became a survivor and has found his place by becoming a champion for the unheard voices of the victims of predatory child molesters. Through...
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FITNESS
SOCCER NULL I changed soccer teams from Murray to Kearns so now I play over at Kearns in door. The first day over at Kearns indoor soccer place has awful and we even lost our first game. On that same day when we lost our first game our coach had us run the soccer field six times around because we were defeated. The second...
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FRIENDSHIP
FRIENDSHIP NULL One day, I’m at home playing on the Xbox. I then remember how I met my friend Preston. Back in junior high, my eight grade year, I had just gotten an Xbox 360. Then at school I went to science for my second period class. When I walked in, the class seating was being rearranged. I went and sat down in...
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DETERMINATION
DETERMINATION NULL Determination. Today on the news I saw a man with no legs trying to become an Olympic swimmer. Then it made me think of when my mom first got in a wheelchair. Way back in 2006 my mom had a stroke in the spinal column. It was a very rare stroke to have and she could not walk. “I’m so very sorry, Tina, but there...
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RICHARD HALL CHARACTER
RICHARD HALL My grandfather is my hero. He will be 81 years old this week. He is a military Navy veteran that served during the Korean War. He is the most important man in my life, and has been for the most all of it, nearly 40 years now. He worked 120 hours a week to take care of his family and my grandmother when they were...
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LOVE
FINDING LOVE NULL Back in High School, I lived a pretty care-free life. I had my friends, a wonderful family and I wasn't a person that was worried about much. Like most teenagers, I wanted to date other people and sometimes I wanted a serious relationship and sometimes I didn't. One day, I met a wonderful woman named Estefania...
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LIVE YOUR DREAM NULL MiKayla McGee 4A Miss Schulte 15 May 2014 Live Your Dream I just got out of school, I am walking down the crowded hallways at Granger High School when I hear my friend say “Wait up!”I turn around to find my friend who is 4'11” trying to get around people who have got to be like 6'5”. She finally gets...
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LAUGHTER
LAUGHTER NULL One of my best heroes is Tayhler Murphy, a person who changed my life, from a shy person, to a social one. <3 When Granger’s first year started, I was completely scared and nervous. When I got inside the school, there were a lot of students at the door screaming saying- “Welcome to Granger High School!” “Hope...
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DETERMINATION
DETERMINATION NULL It is a normal day, and I’m exercising in my basement. I turn on the radio and this song comes on. I instantly know who sings it, but for some reason I decide to look it up. I watch the music video and it makes me remember. Back when I was about four years old, my mom left. She did not really explain to me why or...
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SHARING
MY HERO NULL Wallace Archer 2B 5/20/14 My Hero I love fishing with my grandpa. We have so many fun memories. One day I was out fishing with my grandpa and we just caught a fish and I was unhooking it to release it then at that moment I had a flashback. I got my first fishing pole then I was eight years old. It was an...
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COMPASSION
MY HERO NULL When I look at my cousin Pierre, I am reminded of who I was in seventh grade. He is always in trouble and he doesn’t really talk to his family. “Sharon, I don’t know what to do anymore. He don’t listen to nobody.” says his older brother. “Don’t give up on him. That’s the worst thing you can do, especially when he...
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COURAGE
COURAGE NULL Giovany Perez 5/14/14 Ms. A 2B Courage This year I have been doing well on my grades, until this last quarter which has been the worst. My grades are bad and I have to complete many projects. It feels like I am in prison. I am tired of school and waking up...
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LEARNING
MY HERO NULL It all started when my mom got a job. She always came sore and really tired every day when she came back from work .She told me if I can massage her back because she was sore. I told her “no I am busy”. One day she told me if I wanted to come to her work I said to her “yeah sure”. The next day my mom woke me up...
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OVERCOMING
OVERCOMING NULL Jesus Serrato 5/14/14 Overcoming At the beginning of football season I could not workout with the football team. So I started watching documentaries of el Chicharito Hernandez. In a part of a documentary he had worked hard to get Mexico to the world...
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FORGIVENESS
FORGIVENESS NULL Forgiveness This is a time me and my mom got into a fight so I brought up a story to show kind of what it relates to my story name is Hancock. So Hancock was a really big drunk that is all he did was drink. Until one day he saved a guy from getting hit by the train. And that guys name was ray. Ray had a...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
NEVER GIVE UP NULL Never Give Up!! One day I was in my back-yard with my little brother playing soccer. At that same time my little brother was telling me that he thought playing soccer was something easier. When my little brother told me that it brought me back...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF NULL I am in college now, trying to get my medical degree in anesthesiology. My dad says “You need to get a good job so you can support your family. I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did.” But now the work I have to do to stay in college is too hard; I can’t handle it. I just want to quit and go and work...
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MOTIVATION
MOTIVATION NULL One day I see a pregnant student while walking to the lunchroom and it reminds me of my hero, Mya Jackson. Mya is a sixteen year old mother who has been for two years. Many teen mothers die during birth. This is caused by how small they are. They can also die because too much pain. As I think about this, I...
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CARING
CARING NULL Caring I was getting home from school one day and I was feeling horrible. I was stressing over my grades and I really needed someone to be there for me. My mom realized that I was having a bad day so she came to talk to me about it. She asked, “what is wrong’? I decided to tell her everything that had gone...
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FRIENDSHIP
FRIENDSHIP NULL It started in my English class; Ms. A was telling us a story about when she was in high school. She explained, that for her senior year her parents made her move schools. She was really upset about it. She felt her life slowly getting worse and worse. Suddenly the first day of school came and she was not...
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INSPIRATION
BLIEVE IN YOURSELF NULL My best friend Kaiya, she is like me and it makes me think of myself. I was always bullied and I still am because of things like my weight, my height, how I am, how I act and bunch of other thing. I started getting depressed, and my actions were really bad. But someone told me something that I will always...
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FRIENDSHIP
FRIENDSHIP NULL Amy Florencio 1A 5/15/14 Friendship In the first day of third quarter, I was so scared to go into class for assigned seats and new people. A girl named Sayge was sitting close to my assigned seat. I thought she was a boxer and I kept wondering if she was going to punch me or not. If I knew, then I...
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HELPING OTHERS
HELPING OTHERS NULL Helping Others “What are you doing?” My sister comes and asks me. “I’m watching TV!” I answer. She tells me she needs help with a project she has and it is due the next day. Vanessa is telling me what requirements the project has to have. While she tells me about her project, I immediately have a flashback. I...
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FRIENDSHIP
FRIENDSHIP NULL Dayna Rasmussen Ms. A 2A May 21, 2014 Friendship “Who is your hero? Maybe your hero is Batman, Superman, or maybe even Wonder Woman? But what about the hero’s that don’t wear capes? We see hundreds of hero’s everyday but don’t realize that they are someone's hero.” The man on the radio station said, as I...
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HELPING OTHERS
HELPING OTHERS FULFIL DREAMS NULL I am walking down the street in my six four and saw a really nice car. It was a s14 it was red with a lowered stance had large aggressive stance it had large wide volk six spoke rims. I thought to myself “I really want that car!”. I have always seen that car at the same place and roughly about the same time for a...
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STRENGTH
HIT AND RUN, ATTEMPTED MURDER, 60 OPERATIONS NULL My mother was a victim of a hit and run in 1999. Three teenage boys chose to hit her car for no reason on a bypass. She almost died, it left her critical - so critical that she had to receive over 150 units of blood. They broke her collar bone leaving her with half on one side, her thigh bone, she lost her knee...
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FORESIGHT
SHEDDING LIGHT ON REAL WORLD PROBLEMS NULL Reading a psychology book, I came across a section about Obedience and Authority which quotes "Adolf Eichmann's job was to engineer the death of 6 million Jews under Hitler. He was not a psychopath, but an obedient bureaucrat whose distance from the actual death camps allowed him to order atrocities in the name...
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LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP NULL I am sitting on the couch watching television, and while I am trying to find something worth watching, I stumble upon the news channel. The news channel begins to show small clips of people working in the fields and the reporter is asking the workers about themselves, “And next, we will be speaking with many of...
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COURAGE
FAMILY ALWAYS COMES FIRST NULL Family Always Comes First When my friends knock on my door, they always ask me if I could fix their speakers or install the speakers to their car. Whenever I do this, it always reminds me of my dad fixing my uncle house when he asked my dad if he could fix his house when his family was moving to another...
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CONFIDENCE
CONFIDENCE NULL Confidence Trying out for a sport is scary and nerve racking. It’s never as easy as it looks. You have to work on things before tryouts even come. For example I wanted to try out for cheer. I worked on things that I needed to be better at doing before tryouts even came. The first day of clinics was very hard! I...
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