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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ACHIEVEMENT
THINK DIFFERENTLY NULL Life is all about thinking differently. If you are moving in other path where everybody else is not going doesn't mean that you are wrong. This ability of moving and thinking different will help you to see success. Now if you are getting success differently many other will try to push you down because...
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BEING THERE
MY HERO MOTHER NULL When I was 4, My Parents were arguing with each other. My Mother took Me and My sister to raise by herself, while my dad was the weekend 3 minutes of catch dad. She put her hard work into raising me and my sister. She took night shifts, She would attend to my football games, She protected us from the darkness,...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BE SELF MOTIVATED NULL You seriously need to believe in yourself . You need to trust yourself. You need to stand up and fight for yourself . The best and the most powerful motivation in life is self motivation . Keep calm and believe in yourself . Always be ready to accept the challenges . Be a fighter be a warrior be as hard as...
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CARING
CARING FOR OTHERS AS A GIFT TO OURSELVES NULL Many years ago my Father became quite ill. He was way too young and giving a person to leave us before his time. The ways in which he gave of himself are many. Father, Uncle, Teacher, Trainer of disabled and those who had barriers to employment. In hindsight, I realize it was his time. Caring for him during...
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APPRECIATION
A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE NULL On October fourth 2016, my best friend's dad passes away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm, he was like a second dad to me. I never realized how big of an impact he had on my life until he wasn’t there anymore. Because of this, I now have a whole new perspective on the people around me that I see...
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BELIEVE
ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE NULL About a year ago, my little sister was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. CF is a rare genetic disorder that attacks the lungs, liver, pancreas, growth, kidneys, and lungs. The life expectancy of someone with CF is 42-50 years of age and is incurable. My little sister has been fighting so her sickness does not try...
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MOTIVATION
SISTER!! DONT GIVE UP NULL SISTER!! Don’t Give Up So recently I dislocated my knee, never thought I would be on the cafeteria floor screaming for my life. I had never felt so much pain in my life. They popped it back in to place and that hurt even worse. We went to the hospital and I got terrible news. I am a cheerleader, a...
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FAMILY
FAMILY IS IMPORTANT NULL Family has always been an important thing to me since I was little. I have always loved going to my grandma and grandpa’s house to see my other cousins on a holiday. I loved finding new games to play that our little minds would make-up. When you’re a kid you really don’t understand too much about life but you...
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JOE LOPEZ STRENGTH
JOE LOPEZ Any hero I choose is my dad, he has worked for a company for seven years.but now he owns it and is the boss of it as well. My dad has started working when he was five years old, he had to work for money every day on his life,even today and still standing up and working for his and our family. Also he and his...
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LADY GAGA INSPIRATION
LADY GAGA Lady Gaga has a long history of action against bullying and empowerment of young people, she does it through her fashion, her music, her social medias and through Born This Way Foundation, That she founded in 2011, after her álbum “Born This Way”; The Born This Way foundation is a non profit organization as a way...
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SMILE
KEEP A SMILE ON YOUR FACE NULL I am a person who always has a smile on my face. I don't like to be sad or be dull at any given point of time. Whenever I come across any difficulties in my life I get depressed for a few minutes as I am a human being and I too have emotions. But again, I will tell one thing to myself life is short you can't...
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KAREN SANDERS BEING THERE
KAREN SANDERS My mom is my hero because she's caring and has been supportive of me my entire life. Even though I was a very difficult teenager and even though at the time I didn't like her decisions about my life, I now realize that she only did what she thought was right for me. She has always been there for me, sometimes she...
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CALEB ROSS COURAGE
CALEB ROSS My hero is my son Caleb. He has been through so much in his 11 years of life. He was diagnosed with autism about 5 years ago. His life has been a struggle. Beyond his diagnosis, his family life has been very stressed. He is so smart, intelligent, loving, caring and just totally awesome! He is an inspiration to me...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF NULL When I was growing up, people used to tease me about the fact that I am not having some certain possessions like other people. Sometimes when I am having a task to do,some of my friends would tease me and just underestimate me and that gave me a crushed heart. So as I kept learning from life's experiences, one...
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DR.APJ  ABDUL KALAM AMBITION
DR.APJ ABDUL KALAM My hero is Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. He was our former president Of The Republic of INDIA. In his child hood he used to distribute news papers. During chilled hood there teacher taken them on beach.Where he seen a flying birds. This inspired then to fly in skies. This dream they achieved through Indian Space...
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JOHN PAIZIS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
JOHN PAIZIS John Paizis is the founder and director of PASW - a performing arts program for adults with disabilities. He has dedicated his life and the past 30+ years to providing career opportunities for the disabled. He's never once asked for recognition of his accomplishments, but I am here to call him a champion. This...
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PASSION
THE REASON BASKETBALL IS A IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MY LIFE NULL For starters, It's something I love to do and makes me happy at the same time. Ever since I seen Allen Iverson cross Tyronn Lue, I was hooked. I watched Basketball for 20 years now and it's been awesome to say the least.  My Dream was and still is to be a NBA Player.  It's been my childhood dream and when I make...
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COMPASSION
THE SUPPORT THEY NEED NULL Every month on the second Monday of the month, my uncle's VFW post goes to the local VA hospital to help run bingo for the veterans. I got into going at 15, and have gone every month I could since. Even days when my uncle doesn't go, and have become known amongst the veterans by name. It is also here where I...
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LIONEL  RICHARDS BEING THERE
LIONEL RICHARDS Whenever I'm sad he always makes me feel better and has a sense of humour that makes me feel better about myself
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DR. CRAIG SMITH HELPING OTHERS
DR. CRAIG SMITH Dr. Craig Smith is a present day change agent! His willingness to sacrifice and to give of his time, talent and his treasure is reason alone for this nomination. Dr. Smith has overcome extreme odds and accomplished with many black men have not, he survived the streets and became a doctor. A product of public...
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DANIEL SLACK ENCOURAGEMENT
DANIEL SLACK Hello, I would like to nominate my fiance, Daniel Slack, as a deserving person in need. Not only does he put his new family first, but he gave up his success, education, and areas of his employment for me and my children. He is my knight in shining and my muse that inspires me to be better than just a victim of ...
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APPRECIATION
LOVING MY PARENTS NULL Growing up, i was always very grumpy and did not co-operate with anyone. Little things like people looking at me could get me angry. When someone gets to close to me, i would push them away. My mom was no exception. I didn't understand at that time how much my mom had did for me. But growing up, i realized i have...
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LATANYIA CLAH CARING
LATANYIA CLAH My hero is my twin sister. She's been here with me ever since. She's been there when I had my first broken heart. She's been there when I need someone to talk to. She help me through my months of sadness. Now she's here helping more on my school work. I listen to her, she listens to me. I love my sister, friend,...
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DANI RASMUSSEN CARING
DANI RASMUSSEN My hero is my mom because she is has done so much and been through so much and she is still the best mom ever, and she would do anything for her kids! One reason why I chose my mom is because she is strong like batman, just like batman she is both mentally and physically strong, because when she was younger her...
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GREAT GRANDPA FORD INTEGRITY
GREAT GRANDPA FORD He was an inspiration to his whole family and friends in so many ways. He was compassionate about life. He would say "live well and make good choices because you only have one life to live". No one was a stranger to him. You always felt loved and excepted. Through his Navy service he learned the value of...
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ELLIOT MORIN OVERCOMING
ELLIOT MORIN I would nominate my son Elliot. Elliot has overcome a lot of barriers in his young life already. At 18 months he was diagnosed plagiocephaly and torticollis. Since they caught it too late, we started physical therapy to help fix the issues. During this time we also noticed additional issues of his speech....
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EMMA COFFER BEING THERE
EMMA COFFER My hero is my best friend,I know it already sounds like I'm just being nice but not entirely, this girl has stopped me from taking my life more times than I can count,we are about to have our summer between 7th and 8th grade I met her in 6th she's always been there for me and had my back,I never knew you could be...
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GIVING BACK
SHARING YOUR BLESSINGS NULL I live in the philippines where it will be a normal site to see homeless people on the streets... Some families here get through on a dollar per day if they get lucky.. So whenever I get extra from work, i make it a point to spend a few extra thousand pesos to get some groceries such as biscuits and breads and...
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JESI STRACHAM AMBITION
JESI STRACHAM On January 18th, 2015 Jesi was in a motorcycle accident. She died twice being resuscitated, along with obtaining a spinal cord injury, but this didn't stop her. She started living life more in her chair. Making every negative into a positive, she fought her paralysis day and night. She has competed in numerous...
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ASHLEY RHODES-COURTER EDUCATION
ASHLEY RHODES-COURTER Ashley is my boss. (I know, crazy for an employee to rave about their boss.) But Ashley is truly one of the most amazing women I have ever met. Her dedication to the foster care system and the Pinellas County Community is like nothing I have ever seen before. After growing up in the foster care system, Ashley...
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APPRECIATION
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS NULL Mom and Dad raised 8 kids. Dad was a carpenter and farmer. We always had plenty of fun and love and just enough money to get by. We had the normal trials and tribulations you would expect with such a large family. Mom and Dad are gone now and we all miss them. I remember something my Dad would say when things got...
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COMPASSION
TEACHING EMPATHY NULL I am a Family Crisis Therapist in a low income suburban elementary school. I work with children in grades K - 5 who have behavior problems. I often work with the 4th and 5th grade boys on anger management and impulse control. I have found it hard to try to get them to understand how their actions affect their...
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KINDNESS
SIMPLE KINDNESSES CAN CHANGE THE WORLD NULL In the fall of 1974, I was beginning to realize that I’d have to make a decision about attending college or not, and if so, what college. The challenge of how to get accepted, and even more daunting, how to pay for it, hadn’t yet reached consciousness yet. I had taken the SAT during my junior year and if I...
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