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
STORY OF MOTIVATION AND PERSEVERANCE My Story: I had a stroke at birth, and doctors to this day still don’t know why I had the stroke. I was in hospital for a month, I stopped breathing several times, which at one point I nearly died. When I was discharged from hospital, I was a year behind my milestones. As the the years went on I...
SUBMITTED BY TANIELLE
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CARING
RACHEL STCBRIDGE My BBC Rachel has special needs. But she is so sweet. How I met her is one day I was sad and she came to me and said that everything is going to be OK. How I know that she is caring is she helps everyone that is sad, scared, or even mean to her. She will just not let stuff get in her head.
SUBMITTED BY SHAMIE F
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EDUCATION
I GAVE MY CHILDREN WHAT MY PARENTS COULD NOT I was born in a poor family, 8 siblings, and life was "hand-to-mouth". If I recall my family experience, I would say each day was a challenge to keep our stomachs filled. At 18, I gave up a chance to study at a local university. I started working as a salesman because I knew it paid high returns for if I could...
SUBMITTED BY HY T.
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GOOD MANNERS
GOOD CHARACTER Day in day out, I try as much as possible to exhibit a good behaviour. I always copy positive attitude from people I meet and good manners is one of them. Maturity defines itself in you when you exhibit good behaviors and behave in a civilized manner in society. There is a say that goes "if you think safety is...
SUBMITTED BY ABDULAI MUTAWAKILU
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OVERCOMING
BEYOND ABILITY At the age of seven my family and I were involved in a serious car accident during which my left hand was nearly amputated. Ever since the accident, I've often wondered "why me?" I've wondered why it was me in the very back seat of my family’s SUV, the SUV that flipped on its side and allowed my hand to seemingly...
SUBMITTED BY MOLLY JOYCE
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COMPASSION
A TEST OF VALUES LEARNED My girlfriend and I were at the grocery store recently, and her wallet was stolen from our cart. Of course, we were both very upset at the time, for she works in a pizza shop and I had dropped most of my savings into buying our very own house. A few hours after we got back home, the grocery store manager called...
SUBMITTED BY RYNE
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HONESTY
FREDDY BRAMMEIER I often traveled with my father during the summer to pick up feed/seed… he was a farmer…I basically went everywhere with him when he wasn't working at his factory job… One day, we went to a female, about 20 miles south of our house… When we got almost all the way home… We were stopped at a railroad crossing… and...
SUBMITTED BY ALIZABETH BRAMMEIER
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COURAGE
BE COURAGEOUS WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU BACK Age 32,loving husband,blessed with a son, earing was like butter on bread, what else a layman wants from its life. Life seems completely settled and I forgot that life is not a bed of roses. One terrified day my life was shattered into pieces. When my husband got paralysis and brain stroke and I lost my job also....
SUBMITTED BY ASTHA
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DO YOUR PART
ASHLEY EUBANKS As women, we go through a number of physical, mental and social struggles unknown by our male counterparts. When “that time of the month” comes we either reach into our stash of pads or tampons, or rush to the nearest drugstore for the $5 box we so haphazardly spend on to prepare ourselves for our dreading...
SUBMITTED BY ERICA EUBANKS
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DO YOUR PART
JUST DO YOUR PART So many times we will see an issue on the news or hear a story about a problem but we’ll just shrug it off. In my life I’ve always been a person that kind of stayed in my own lane. If asked for help, I will be 100% ready. But if not I strived everyday to be the best person I could be. Until one day, my life...
SUBMITTED BY ASHLEY L EUBANKS
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PERSEVERANCE
ONE WAY I LEARNED THE VALUE OF PERSEVERANCE When my dad was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkins lymphoma, he was sent for chemotherapy to a hospital downtown. He drove himself to the hospital for every treatment, then drove himself from the hospital back... ...to WORK, and finished the business day at the office. The determination and courage it took to...
SUBMITTED BY EUGENE KACHMARSKY
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CARING
ALEXANDER KOVAROVIC I wanted to share the story of someone in my community who is seriously changing lives and is extremely inspirational to so people across the country. He truly shows what being a truly amazing person is all about. His name is Alex Kovarovic and he lives in Schenectady, NY. He used to live in Gloversville, NY and...
SUBMITTED BY AMIR ABOUARRA
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
WHEN A BRAIN SURGERY FOLLOWED BY FACIAL PALSY DID NOT STOPPED ME, WHAT IS THAT WHICH IS STOPPING YOU! Doing an Executive MBA is not something which is extraordinary! I mean people can do and they do. But, in my case it was extraordinary or you can say I say it “extraordinary” because i feel it! It was an extraordinary achievement not because it came along with balancing a 9–5 job with a 6.30 to 9.30pm & beyond...
SUBMITTED BY VANDANA
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HONOR
TERRY WELLS My story is that my dad was in the ARMY for 10 years and i wasn't even born yet and i always say thank you for your service to everyday. I love him so much i am thankful that he is still here for me today. And my godfather Josh was in the ARMY with my dad and he is like my dad, so i sometimes call him dad. 2...
SUBMITTED BY ELLIE WELLS- AGE 10
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AMBITION
THE POWER OF BOOKS I am a high school drop out. However, I have a masters degree in self education. Let me explain. I didn’t have much ambition growing up. I wasted the bulk of my time on video games, weed, and television shows. Until one day, for no reason at all I picked up a book titled the 7 habits of highly effective teens. I...
SUBMITTED BY TM MADISON
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