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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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
I AM NOT MY CIRCUMSTANCES I am Jearlean Taylor from Baltimore, Maryland. I am author, fashion model, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, mentor, and woman of God. My life has proven to be a journey of unexpected challenges. I developed a rare form of cancer (Rhabdomysarcoma) at 3 years old. As a result of cancer, multiple surgeries(too...
SUBMITTED BY JEARLEAN TAYLOR
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HONESTY
TELLING THE TRUTH When I was about 13 or 14 years old, I got caught in a few lies, my father told me that if I ever find that I have to lie about what I was doing, then I was doing the wrong thing... I didn't reform my ways immediately but what he said stuck with me. I am now 66 years old and I've made a considerable effort...
SUBMITTED BY KANE FISCHER
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ACHIEVEMENT
MY SON WHO NEEDS FRIENDS While watching the pass it on commercial the similarity in her story matched my own with my 9 year old son. He is autistic spectrum as well. And he has no friends who are his peers. I am the only one that plays with him in the park. And it hurts so much. He offers to play with other children, but once they...
SUBMITTED BY KIMBERLY WILLIAMS
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LOVE
A BUS CONDUCTOR Well am not that much good in english..But I will try my best.. One day I get into a bus.Conductor came near by me.I gave him the money.And I said the name of the place.But conductor got angry.And said, "Are you blind..you didn't saw the bus board?This bus will not go to that place."I really felt sad.And I...
SUBMITTED BY LOIS GEORGE VARGHESE
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FORGIVENESS
HIT BY A TRUCK WHILE STANDING ON THE SIDEWALK 3 and 1/2 years ago, I was standing on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street when a pickup came through the intersection trying to turn right. His rate of speed and blood alcohol caused him to go up on the sidewalk and hit me. I am a nurse and have always wanted to be a nurse. I loved my job. The injuries I...
SUBMITTED BY KATHY SCHIFFER
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HELPING OTHERS
GABRIEL GALLEGOS My father unfortunately passed away not too long ago. The value he instilled in me was to always help people if I had the means and was able to do so. As a result of this I studied psychology and now work with at risk youth, families who are going through domestic violence issues and victims of sexual assault. I...
SUBMITTED BY GABRIELA GALLEGOS
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CLASS AND GRACE
BARBARA (RICH) MCCABE I was about 8 years old when I was telling my mom about a dream I had one night. I told her that in my dream, I was trying on dresses and one was a bright yellow and as I looked in the mirror I saw me wearing the dress and that I was also a black girl. I remember, as I said that, I must have had a look on my face...
SUBMITTED BY IRENE
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CHARACTER
FAILURE Started as an average Asian kid, everything seemed normal and fun until I got to Grade 3. My grades were just dropping, my parents forced me to study harder and there were some tough nights where they would give me an hour long lectures which I hated, but had to deal with. Through grade 4, 5, and 6 I kept having...
SUBMITTED BY ETHAN WU
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
42 YEARS AND GOING STRONG Not a day when I have doubted my love for this girl. We got to enjoy our 42’nd Wedding Anniversary, while visiting the stunningly rugged and beautiful Mayan towns surrounding Lake Atitlan in Guatemala this past week. A half hour speedboat ride across the lake, got us to the artisan town of San Juan la Laguna,...
SUBMITTED BY ROB WATCHER
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DEVOTION
STEP(UP)MOM When I began dating my husband, he had an 8 month old son. We married a short time later when baby boy was almost 14 months old. He has a mother, she tries to participate but usually falls short. I’ve always called him my baby., even though he’s now 8 years old. I’ve had 3 children since I’ve been married. When...
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CARING
MY EON I have a 3 year old who has autism his name is Ezra and he is a amazing little boy but everyone who meets him and learns he has autism tells me there sorry and treats him so different and tells me how sorry they are and he is a amazing little boy it's hard to get people to understand he's just like everyone else...
SUBMITTED BY ANGEL STEWART
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PERSEVERANCE
GREAT VALLEYS AND FALLS WERE CREATED THROUGH PERSEVERANCE . They say life doesn't give you what you deserve but what you fight for.Life has all that we need to live like gold underneath the earth that you need to extract from the mother earth.In extracting it there levels of difficulties which we encounter .As we go deeper the earth there level that are soft and...
SUBMITTED BY ERNEST MBEDZI
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PURPOSE
TIFFANY WRIGHT The person I call my hero is my twin disabled big sister name Tiffany. As I reflect back on growing up with tip I can definitely say, “it has been one heck of a ride”! People would always tell me that they wish they had a twin but to me I never felt that at the time. My sister is blind deaf and is in a...
SUBMITTED BY BRITTANY WRIGHT
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PERSEVERANCE
MARIA DUFFY My MOM is my biggest inspiration She is my Wonder woman. I am sooo truly Blessed to have a such a magnificent Loving kind hearted person she always put others before herself she awesome mother & awesome wife to my wonderful Father she works really hard God has really bless me with a beautiful woman that has a...
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PERSEVERANCE
COLIN ANDREWS My Son Colin is 16 years of age and is on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's). I admire him because he keeps trying is best to improve on his disability, he doesn't let anything get him down. He has not been able to acquire one on one lasting friendship, though the years. For me this is tough, knowing growing up...
SUBMITTED BY CYNTHIA DEMAIO ANDREWS
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