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.
My hero is my mother, Sheri Ann Young. My mother has been sacrificing her life ever since I was born. When I was born my mom was a successful chemical engineer and she made lots of money. When I was a couple of months old my mom had to quit her job so she could take care of me. She was taking... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My hero is my mom, Pam Bostian. She is my hero because she helps others, is caring, and she has a hard working spirit. My mom builds barn quilts for many of people. Sometimes she gives them away to others that have done nice things not just for her but for other. My dad also was my hero but I just could not... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My hero is my grandfather the reasons why he is my hero is because he is the hardest working man that I know. He is my inspiration everyday. He has stage 5 bladder cancer the doctor said he only has about a year left to live he has been in the hospital for months. He hates to be stuck inside and do nothing all he... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
Kalani Sitake is BYU's football coach and my 2nd cousin. The reason I chose Kalani is because I think he is a great person. Kalani loves to make great relationships with the players and is really close to them. He thinks of the players like family and treats them that way. SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
Everyone in the neighborhood knew Sam Zherka. I respected him as a businessman who became successful at a young age. Sammy was the kind of guy who invited everyone he knew for a meal or a job, whatever he could. I used to hang out in his office playing with, ‘Butchy,’ Zherka’s Rottweiler. He was a tough dog, but... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
Joe Gatto is a successful comedian based out of New York. Many of his counterparts in the industry get laughs by putting others down. Joe is the complete opposite. He never makes fun of anyone and always stays optimistic. His class and sophistication make him one-of-a-kind.
Not only does Joe spread positivity,... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
He is very kind. He is very loyal and helpful as a friend. He is very funny. He helped me run away from a person who was trying to poke me with a stick. He's so cute. He helped me by cleaning up my mess when I spilled the bin or my tool box. Aiden helped me to run away from Erin. He's very nice to me. I like him. SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
WALK BY "HUBCAPPING"
A few years ago I had purchased another car since my old one was not going to last long. I still had my old car and had not gotten rid of it yet when this happened. Each day I would drive to the next town and park my new car in a residential area and walk a few blocks to get to work. On the way, I noticed this... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
Mulala has a powerful story. She just wanted an education, but growing up in Pakistan made this difficult. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price for wanting an education. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
FIVE AND ALIVE
I grew up very poor and with a single mom in the throws of addiction. Often there was no money for food, and I was hungry a lot.
On my fifth birthday (1986), a couple close family members were invited to go to a park to celebrate my birthday. No cake, no presents, not a problem. Except for my auntie. ... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
SURVIVOR NOT STATISTIC!
After enduring three years of abuse, and seeing it turn to my children I could not take it any more. Strength is more than the measure of muscle. Strength is the courage you muster to do even the things that seem impossible. That year there were 22,000 reported cases of abuse against children in my state. ... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My whole life i have been bullied. i don't really remember a time when i haven't been bullied. the world is filled with them so you can't seem to get away from them no matter how hard you try. but i have learned that you must not believe what they say and believe what YOU have to say. bullies are just a waste of... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
When I was younger Moe was one of my closest friends. We would do everything together, from going mudding in his uncle's truck to bull riding at his ranch. Over the years we became further and further apart. He pursued his aspirations as a violinist while I got my self into trouble. One day, a few of my friends... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
Arriving at a new school not knowing anyone was one of the scariest experiences of my life. When I met Alexander it seemed as if all my fears and doubts were taken away. He genuinely cared about my comfort and went out of his way to make me feel welcomed. Alexander has one of the sweetest, most gentle hearts out... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
This young man is a truly remarkable individual. He consistently brings a smile to everyone he encounters on a daily basis. He exemplifies everything a Dad would want in a child. He is very humble with his personal life, and tries to shield his 9 month old son from the dangers of this cruel world. He is a... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
THE COFFEE PLACE
I used to believe courtesy was a thing of the past. Very seldom have I encountered a courteous human being in this modern era of the so called Gen X.
Recently, I had to change my thinking, when I came face to face with just such a human being. I had gone to a happening coffee place, with two of my grown up... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My hero is my mama. She started her life at a very young age when she got pregnant with my older sister Mickellia, at 17 years old. When my grandparents found out they kicked her out of the house and she had to live on her own going to work full time to pay for us kids and finishing her high school career as... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
Throughout my education I have always struggled to enjoy English class. I can honestly say Ms. Rykse has completely changed that. Everyday I look forward to stepping into the incredible learning atmosphere Ms. Rykse creates with her caring personality and warm smile. Not only do I look forward to her class... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
When You Think Of Hero's You Think Of Capes & Saving The World Lol , Nope That's Not True My Hero Crawls Around & Says Dada & Eat Everything . My Hero Is My 10 Month Old Baby Girl Raegan (Rae) She Saved Me and Change My Life Tremendously Crazy Thing She Don't Even Know It But She Made Me Get Into College And Of... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
Well my name is America Valles and I am a sophomore at Ennis High School. And I would like to tell my story that inspired me to write it . However, my very passion is helping others in anything well basically most in health problems. For example, one day that I was in 5th grade sitting in my classroom doing some... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My Mum is our hero she has such a big heart and goes unnoticed for what she does for others she really is the most selfless person i know. my mum worked valantary at the triangle church. she nursed her sister through cancer till the day she passed away then her mum who she cared for died along with her brother.... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
She helped me to love reading and give me the courage to start writing my own book. She truly inspires me everyday I step in the classroom. Without her support I would have never been able write about such personal things in my book. She taught me the importance of vulnerability and feeling comfortable with who I... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
Coach Gerlach (X-Country Coach)
Coach Gerlach is the best coach I have ever had. He doesn’t yell if you mess up , but he pushes you to your limit. He is the high school cross country coach. But not only is he a cross country coach, he is a spanish teacher for the High School students. As as coach, he is... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
This wonderful creature saved my life. When I had no one else I felt I could talk to she was always there. When I first started getting suicidal thoughts she would be the one I told and there seemed to be a look in her eye that said she understood. It was this very look that made me rethink my decision every... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My hero is my mother because she puts up with our mistakes, fights,complaints, and still loves us. She is a single mother working hard as a dentist assistant and studying to become a real estate agent so we can all benefit from it because we are living with our grandparents at the moment. She is truly inspiring,... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My hero is Maria Arguelles and she is my older sister. I say she is my hero because she is always there for me no matter what. She is like my second mother because when we were younger my mom would work and she was the one that would take care of me. SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My mom is my hero in every way. Throughout her life, she has been through almost everything that people are afraid to experience and no matter what happened to her she always made sure that she was strong enough to be able to take care of me and my brother. She has just recently this year been at her happiest... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My mom is my hero and always will be. She isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Whether its animal rights or fighting to keep the music program in the schools, shes always writing speeches and attending meetings. Shes very determined and does not give up. Shes involved in many organizations and is... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
Grandparents spoiled you with everything your parents said no to when you wanted that toy at the store, or when they gave you desert when your parents would tell you next time. But my grandfather was and still is here, for anything I ever needed. He set the biggest example for me when I was younger to who I am... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My hero is my mom. My mom is always there for me and she will do anything for me that i need. She always goes out of her way to make sure that I am okay even if she isn't. She has to deal with me and my brother who have a hard time behaving well around each other. She takes me wherever i need to go even if it... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My hero is Mr. McGuire. Mr. McGuire came to my school half way into the year as a stand in assistant principal. He couldn't have came at a better time, because without his help i don't know what would have happened my freshman year. He guided me through the rest of the year having weekly meetings just t talk... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story
My hero is my mother. She is always courageous and inspiring. She works in the hospital and has inspired me to become a nurse like her. She loves to help others and is always kind and caring. She perseveres through bad and good times. She has shown me how to be a respectful member of society. She is a beautiful... SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUSRead Story