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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COMPASSION
TEACHING EMPATHY 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 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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CLAUDIA HERNANDEZ ENCOURAGEMENT
CLAUDIA HERNANDEZ My hero is my mom. She has been there for me when no one else has. She understands me and she is there to listen to me with whatever I need. She is the one I go to for anything and everything, like a best friend. She is the one that I can count on. More like a mom she is a best friend to me and I've already...
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SOPHIA  COCA ENCOURAGEMENT
SOPHIA COCA My biggest hero is my daughter Sophia. She is my oldest daughter and has autism. She has taught me patience, love and how to be a better person. Sophia touches all the lives around her. She is motivated and loving and I know she can do anything. Watching her adapting to the world around her is amazing to...
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KRISTIANA  SANTIAGO CONFIDENCE
KRISTIANA SANTIAGO I know, I know. EVERYONE says their mom is their hero (heroine, technically), but for me it's really true. She doesn't pity many people and she has shown me that all you need to achieve your dreams is hard work. I thank her for inspiring me each and everyday.
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MY MOM ACOSTA BELIEVE
MY MOM ACOSTA My mom is my everyday hero, because she does a lot of things. She helps me with homework, she buys my family all the stuff my family needs, and most importantly, she great at being an amazing Mother. She's always been a big inspiration to me, and she always looks after me. She's a very kind, Loving, caring,...
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LEXUS PERALES AMBITION
LEXUS PERALES My hero is my cousin, even though she's more like my sister, a gift and no one can tell me different. My sister is my hero because through everything she's been through or put herself through, she's coming out on top. Lexus is the perfect definition in the dictionary of Me of what living is, which is the only...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
OPENING MY WINGS At the very beginning i couldn't tell myself that i can do a particular thing , I thought even by trying i wont be able to do it but than after sometime i started trying new things like choosing new subjects , trying out different adventurous things and especially overcoming my fears. I was pretty much scared of...
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MY  MOTHER LOVE
MY MOTHER Mothers are heros in many ways. My mother is my hero. She does every thing in her power to protect me and make me happy. She takes me to dance, puts money in my lunch account, cooks for my family, cleans up the house and does a lot more for us. I love when my mom is there for me when i need her, like if it...
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MY BFF FRIENDSHIP
MY BFF My best friend always motivates and inspires me to do my best and never give up. She is always there for me when I need her and she always takes my side even when I am wrong. She is my friend for who I am and she would never change me. She always reminds me of who I am in times of doubt and problems. I can...
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JUAN ANZZIANI COMMITMENT
JUAN ANZZIANI Juan Anzziani is an amazing dude. He goes to his job everyday and works his heart out. If he is given an ordinary assignment, he does not give the ordinary effort. He gives his best every single day. When he goes play soccer, he does just play around a kick around the ball for the heck of it, he try to score and...
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JUAN MARTINEZ BEING THERE
JUAN MARTINEZ My dad is my hero because he can be a nice ,funny ,friendly hero or he can be herobrine. This means that he knows when to be nice and when to be tough. He's also the smartest guy I know. He is always right.
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SHAHID ALMAS CHARACTER
SHAHID ALMAS My hero is my dad. He is my hero because he always gets me what i need, from food and water to video games. He goes to work so my family and I have food, water, and a roof over our heads. My dad makes a difference in my life every day.
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TIFFANY BECTON HARD WORK
TIFFANY BECTON My aunt is a hard working woman and she worked until she got to the top.I think that on the t.v. shows they make her seem bad or rude but she was always the best aunt.I love her so much. She has always been a great person and that is why I chose her as my role model.She is also a great mom.I think my aunt has...
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NASREEN HERRERA CARING
NASREEN HERRERA My mom is my everyday hero, because she does a lot of things. She helps me with homework, she buys my family all the stuff my family needs, and most importantly, she great at being an amazing Mother. She's always been a big inspiration to me, and she always looks after me. She's a very kind, Loving, caring,...
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TIFFANY BECTON HARD WORK
TIFFANY BECTON My aunt is a hard working woman and she worked until she got to the top.I think that on the t.v. shows they make her seem bad or rude but she was always the best aunt.I love her so much. She has always been a great person and that is why I chose her as my role model.She is also a great mom.I think my aunt has...
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RUBY VILLASANA BEING THERE
RUBY VILLASANA My sister is my every day hero because she fixes ever thing including all my technology because i'm not to good with tech and i usually break them and she always fixes them and i,m grateful for it because my mom would get so mad if she didn't fix it. Also she is very smart and when i need help on homework she...
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JOSEPH MARES AMBITION
JOSEPH MARES my dad is always there when i need something or need help on something like when i need help on my homework or class work he helps so that's why my dad is my hero most of every day
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CHRISTOPHER LUMPKIN BEING THERE
CHRISTOPHER LUMPKIN Christopher Lumpkin is always there for his child,Tyrian. He helped him fight through a rare disease at the age of 6. He's always been there in the times of distress and mourning and joy. He was there at his baseball game at the age of 8 when he won his first championship. He calmed his boy when his grandfather...
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MINA IRFAN CHARACTER
MINA IRFAN Mina is my best friend and my fabulous mom. Everything she taught me since 12 years ago is still in my head. When I was 4, I was diagnosed with a learning disorder and speech impairment. Although I had that problem, she told me not to give up. I overcame it after a while as I know she is always here for me. She...
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ARSHIA WAQAR GENEROSITY
ARSHIA WAQAR she is my sister and is my hero because she knows how to help me and she is very generous.
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MY MOM AMBITION
MY MOM I know, I know. EVERYONE says their mom is their hero (heroine, technically), but for me it's really true. She doesn't pity many people and she has shown me that all you need to achieve your dreams is hard work. I thank her for inspiring me each and everyday.
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SEAN DELANEY CHARACTER
SEAN DELANEY My hero would have to be my best friend Sean. From the first day I met him he showed me that caring for others is his main priority in life; he runs an amazing business which helps brings the best out of people through free running and even takes kids out off the streets and encourages them to be more confident....
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INSPIRATION
HELPING OTHERS, ONE STEP AT A TIME... Hello, my name is Dimas Ramirez, I'm messaging you regarding my daughter Blanca Ramirez. She's 14 years old right now, but at age 11, she began to do long distance running, she knew she could do more then just run, so she decided to run a charity, she ran for Operation Smile, Operation Smile is a none profit...
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AKUEL MAJOUK ACHIEVEMENT
AKUEL MAJOUK One of my personal heroes is my cousin. She attended Creighton University and was one of the smartest people I know. She grew up with six brothers and one sister- her the oldest. That was a lot of responsibility for her. I was also kind of jealous of her because she always got straight A’s. She was one of those...
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ACHIEVEMENT
A DREAM COME TRUE When I was young, my household consisted of my mother, my grandmother, and my uncle. I had no contact with my father. My mother took a passive role in my upbringing causing my grandmother to raise me primarily. I lost her to severe pneumonia when I was 10. My mother tried to continue my grandmother's efforts;...
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MICHELE CLINTON LOVE
MICHELE CLINTON The reason that my mother is my hero, is because i don't know any other person i want as a mother. she is caring and loving. she takes care of me and my brothers. She works so she can get us things we need or want. she respects my opinions on things and tells me to go for things i want to do and to never give...
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DR PRIYANKA P V EDUCATION
DR PRIYANKA P V Dr.Priyanka P V mam is an educationist and an academician. Mam is a very highly educated. She loves educating students of any culture and uses the most different teaching tools to make her subject very simple , interesting, pictorial and easy to understand. Mam does a lot of social service and teaches specially...
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DR. STEPHEN  GREENE HOPE
DR. STEPHEN GREENE Dr. Stephen Greene goes to Ghana twice a year and opens computer labs and libraries for the children, and soon to be a whole school. His nonprofit charity is hopeforghana.com and please visit his Facebook page as well. Dr. Greene has also met Mother Teresa and has medically cared for the children in her...
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BEING THERE
CHERISH THE MOMENT I was about 8 or 9 when i first met this kid named landon. He was in my 3rd grade class he was always smiling and laughing. we became friends that year .well fast forward a few years and he is in 7th and i am in 8th. i see him the the lunch room and i never spoke to him. one time i did and he did not remember me...
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SHELBY PADILLA DO THY BEST
SHELBY PADILLA Good ol' Mrs. Padilla.. Where to start. She is a wonderful 5th grade teacher. Thus far 2 of my children have been blesses enough to have her for 5th grade. 4 years ago I met Mrs. Padilla for the first time. My oldest son was struggling in school and wanted to do better. He told her his goal was to make A-B Honor...
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ANGELO ASPILLAGA CARING
ANGELO ASPILLAGA “It’s not about our birth and death years, but what’s in between, the dash.” My hero, my dad, sure you might say he’s an average Joe, but he’s done too much it’s kind of sad. He gave up some jobs to spend time with us. Now he has two jobs which takes up more time. He thinks about me and how I’m doing when...
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DANNY CHAVEZ BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DANNY CHAVEZ My hero is my dad because he has been there for me ever since my mom left me. He gives me things for school when I need them. My dad puts food on the table. He asks me if I'm doing ok in school or how am I feeling today or is everything ok. He's there for me everyday. Thats why he's my hero!
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