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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DO THY BEST
BIRGITTA ERIKSON My grandma inspires me to work hard and try my best. And even though she has rough times, she is always there for me, all day, every day. She is a very hard worker and always tries her and that's why she inspires me to do my best at every thing and deserves the title of being a hero!
SUBMITTED BY ALEXIS ERIKSON
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ENCOURAGEMENT
CALVIN MANN I would like to nominate Calvin T. Mann as my hero! A coach for more than 28 years he has served as an advocate for children and youth ensuring educational opportunities for more than 75% of youth he coached. Today he is a community leader and advocate in building families through boys and fathers a consuming...
SUBMITTED BY HEATHER MILLER
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
OPTIMISM This incident happened over two decades ago when I was in high school.There was a debate competition in my neighbouring school and me and my friend volunteered to participate in the debate,there were many topics to choose from and I choose to speak on AIDS..this topic was almost taboo in those days as people were...
SUBMITTED BY DEEPU
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HELPING OTHERS
SMILE It was a sunny day in Mumbai and I was out shopping,in the Crawford market area for my loved ones back home in Bangalore.Was feeling excited as I was about to go home after a duration of six months.I had just passed by a restaurant which runs on charity and serves the needy called Shahjahan,there squatting on the...
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KINDNESS
A SIMPLE WISH From a young age, my parents have taught me the importance of giving generously to the less fortunate. Out of habit, whenever there is something I can spare, I give it to someone on the streets. Last week, as I left the house to run a few errands, I carried with me some old clothes, a handbag and some food to...
SUBMITTED BY AKANKSHA
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PASSION
FROM NOTEBOOK PAPER TO NOTEBOOK COMPUTER,CARTOONING IS MY PASSION In grade school during the 70s, I loved reading the Peanuts paperback collection. Then in 1975, I started drawing my own comics in class. My classmates became my readers. My teacher would remind me not to draw in class while tossing my work into the waste basket. I learned about rejection early on, so I...
SUBMITTED BY STEVEN M. HILL
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PATIENCE
NOREEN CRUSH My personal hero and every day inspiration is my mom. She is a hard working, dedicated, and extremely patient woman. She has always been the common ground between my dad and I, as we are both very bull headed. She works as a registered nurse in emerge. I am extremely proud to call her my mom, and even happier she...
SUBMITTED BY CHELSEY
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STRENGTH
LAURA HAYS My sister is one of my biggest heroes. She is very kind and caring. She gives to and cares for others, most always putting others first. When she does something, she gives her all and her best. She is a household manager, taxi driver, counselor, case manager, advisor, life coach, mental health liaison,...
SUBMITTED BY CATHLEEN HAYS
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LOVE
HOW MY BOYFRIEND INSPIRED ME TO STOP CUTTING I was around 11 when I started cutting, and I am 13 at the time of this story. It started when I had a really bad day. I cut myself again after being cut-free for over a year. I was really upset about it. But then, I called my boyfriend. I don't know why I made that call, but I'm glad I did. I left a voicemail...
SUBMITTED BY SARAH
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HELPING OTHERS
TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED... One day, my mom and I were leaving PetCo after picking up our dog. On the way out, I noticed something on the ground, I reached to pick it up and realized that it was a debit card. I gave it to my mom, and she took it back into the store and gave it to the cashier. Then we got into our car. We were about to pull...
SUBMITTED BY DESTINY C.
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SMILE
JAKE NUEZ To whom this may concern I am typing to you about a very special person that has inspiried me in a very short time. I was recently married back in march 2015 and my wife has a 12 year old son with down syndrome. He is such a great person and very enjoyable to be around. I have never been around to many people...
SUBMITTED BY STEVEN J ENDRES
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COMPASSION
MANUEL & ROSAURA VALERA Manuel & Rosaura Valera are an extraordinary couple. They are parents to four biological children plus hundreds of spiritual children. They are the Pastors of "Iglesia Somos Adoradores" (We Are Worshippers Church) in the Dominican Republic. They live a life of abnegation and dedication to sustain the needs of...
SUBMITTED BY NORMA TRIVINO
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INSPIRATION
ASHLEY WADE I would love to share an inspiring story about Ashley Wade and how she began the Ashley Wade Foundation. Ashley was diagnosed at the age of 17 with Crohn's disease. Since then she always felt the need to give back. This is when The Ashley Wade Foundation began. The mission of the Ashley Wade Foundation is to...
SUBMITTED BY SUE GILLESPIE
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FAMILY
ANGIE G. I am here to tell you about my mom. she is a hero because she is a single parent with three kids and a child that has died when she was only 5 months old. also she is a hero because she puts us kids first she gets us everything even though she struggles a lot. she also owns a daycare so that is not a very good...
SUBMITTED BY HANNA
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FRIENDSHIP
GUIDANCE My story is about an art teacher who I adore, cherish and look up to even to this present day. His name is Jacques Rangasamy. He's a man who really looks deep into the soul of each of us and always pushes you beyond your comfort zone in order for you to be the person you want to be, who he often knows before you...
SUBMITTED BY SARA
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