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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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...
SUBMITTED BY NINA
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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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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
LUCKY FIN FOR THE WIN! Hello my name is Ashley and I'm 23 years old. I was born missing the lower part of my right arm. I grew up in a day and age where I never saw anyone like me. You didn't see people with missing limbs working in your local grocery store, on TV, on billboards, or even being confident just walking around. I never had...
SUBMITTED BY ASHLEY SHERMAN
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APPRECIATION
THE DAY I LOSS HER Do you remember the last time you spoke to your mother? If you do, when was that? Do you remember the last time you expressed how much you love her? If so, when? I am unsure if it was only me but we tend to have this habit of shying away from the expressing how important our mother or our father to us. I...
SUBMITTED BY MICHELLE
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INCLUSION
EZEQUIEL Happy #autismawarenessmonth everyone. This song is the culmination of my senior project at The Center School. My topic revolves around the Socioeconomic Status of people with autism and how it affects their education. This song, however, more talks about the subject of my topic and why I chose this topic. This...
SUBMITTED BY ELIAS CAPESTANY
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BEING THERE
TRACEY WILLOUGHBY My mom has always been there for me always keeping me going. When I was down she always helped me feel better. I have autism and only my mom believed I could achieve my dreams. I graduated 4 months early because of her belief in me.
SUBMITTED BY TREY WILLOUGHBY
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PURPOSE
MADISON my sister was born with down syndrome in 1997 after being alive for a few days , sadly she passed away . She was going to be my younger sister , i was going to take care of her and love her endlessly. i feel like God gave me a purpose in life to work with individuals with down syndrome, to put my devotion that i...
SUBMITTED BY ANDREA SPHAR
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MOTIVATION
MOTIVATION I motivate myself everyday to conquer school and the battle of life. Sometimes it can be a challenge but if you believe in yourself then you'll get through anything. My father motivates me everyday to make my day worth living. He told me that if I was brave enough that I could do anything in life. Be strong and...
SUBMITTED BY SIMAYA MURRAY
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OVERCOMING
MENSAH JOSEPH MOM MABEL FORTUNE My mom taught me to be daring,bold and unwavering.A single mom who raised three children in the face of adversity but stood tall to bring the very best out of us.I can look back today and say because of my darling mom,i didnt give up the fight.I gave it all my all and i am looking forward to that day when i am...
SUBMITTED BY JOSEPH MENSAH
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