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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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
MICHAEL MICHAEL Born the youngest of four children to an abusive alcoholic father and an ill mother, Michael learned early on to make lemonade of lemons. When he was four years old, he and his siblings & mother were able to escape their father. They had nothing other than the clothes on their backs. The family survived by living...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT After passing Matric in 1999, I did not have money to further my studies & I did not get proper guidance growing up. My Uncle was a Security Guard & my mother was a Domestic worker. My mom liked asking me to go and pay her debts at the end of every month, One day I went to the Mall to pay my mom's debts as usual....
SUBMITTED BY THOBILE
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DEDICATION
ADVERSITY & DEDICATION I was just passed my 12th class & entered into my college life in pharmacy. But it's the biggest failure of my life as rather than getting admission in medical or engineering college I entered in a diploma in pharmacy course. I was devasted. I am having only two option one to give up & go home or to accept your...
SUBMITTED BY HIMANSHI GUPTA
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FAMILY
TRENT NUNLEY my dad is my hero because he used to be in the military but retired to spend more time with his family. we all get to spend alot of time together, and we all enjoy it. every day he comes home and the first thing he does is say hello to his family. he drives me and my sister to tae kwon do, because he knows what...
SUBMITTED BY HAILEY NUNLEY
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
ERICKA BROWN Ericka is a single mother of 4 young men. She also recently enrolled back into college at 43 years of age after dropping out over 20 plus years ago. Ericka have overcome molestation, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Ericka is always positive despite of all she's been through. She continues to wear a smile...
SUBMITTED BY JANET JONES
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CONFIDENCE Many of us are suffering from inferiority complex, lacking the boldness to talk because we are busy thinking of what people will say. Confidence is the ability to speak boldly, with morale and firmness. You are don't need to feel inferior over anything, we are especially created, we gat to love ourselves,...
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KINDNESS
WHAT A PASSING GIFT CAN DO Two years ago, I was passing through a city slum when I saw a 7-year-old boy nicking some fruit from the wet-market stand. He was a skinny, pale boy, with big grey eyes and shaggy black hair that looked like it hadn't been cut in months. His clothes were strangely clean and he wore a backpack on one shoulder....
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ACHIEVEMENT
THINK DIFFERENTLY 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...
SUBMITTED BY GHANSHYAM PATEL
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BEING THERE
MY HERO MOTHER 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,...
SUBMITTED BY MATT
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BE SELF MOTIVATED 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...
SUBMITTED BY TARUN MAHENDRA KOTHARI
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CARING
CARING FOR OTHERS AS A GIFT TO OURSELVES 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...
SUBMITTED BY CARA
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APPRECIATION
A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE 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...
SUBMITTED BY AIDAN WINEINGER
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BELIEVE
ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE 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...
SUBMITTED BY WADE HALTERMAN
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MOTIVATION
SISTER!! DONT GIVE UP 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...
SUBMITTED BY ANITA VILLARREAL
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FAMILY
FAMILY IS IMPORTANT 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...
SUBMITTED BY JOSHUA CRAWFORD
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