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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TEASAH COPPOCK LEADERSHIP
TEASAH COPPOCK I know this is a little cheesy and mostly everyone's hero but She definitely deserves to be called a hero. My darling mom is my hero you may be asking why is your mom a hero out of everyone in the world but im going to tell you why, every day, hour, minute, second my mom is always telling us how much she loves us...
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TIMOTHY REAGAN BEING THERE
TIMOTHY REAGAN My Hero Caleb.W.Reagan Mrs.Collins RTI August 24, 2016 MY HERO My Dad is My hero. My Dad is my hero because he cares for my family. He also takes me fun and exiting places. He's also a great cook too. He is my hero because he loves me and...
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DILU LINARES KINDNESS
DILU LINARES My hero is my mom because if I need her she will be there. I love my mom and I appreciate that she is my mom. Since I'm the only daughter she gives me the most. I appreciate that too. I appreciate every single thing she gives me. First, the reason I think she is my hero is because I literally get the most...
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ALISIA HUDSON/DUNBAR MAKING A DIFFERENCE
ALISIA HUDSON/DUNBAR My Hero is my Nanna, Alisia Daniel Hudson Dunbar. She is my Hero because she has bravery, intelligence, carefulness, respectfulness, strength, kindness, helpfulness, athleticism, and loyalty. This essay is going to be about why and how my Nanna is my Hero. My hero is my Nanna because she is always...
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BRAD SANFORD HARD WORK
BRAD SANFORD Brylee Sanford Mrs.Collins RTI August 24, 2016 My Hero Do you have a hero that is kind, respectful, and brave? Well I do and my hero is my dad. Why my dad is my hero is that he does a lot of stuff for me. My reasons are all about dads and why they help.Here are some reasons why. One of my...
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PAPA  JIM KINDNESS
PAPA JIM Emma Leath Mrs.Collins RTI August 24,2016 My Hero Who is your hero? Do you know what a hero is? A hero is "a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal." My hero has all of these qualities. He's...
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AMY GARRISON DETERMINATION
AMY GARRISON Andrew garrison Mrs. Collins R.T.I 8/29/16 MY HERO My mom is my hero. Simply because she is amazing. My mom is my hero because she is humble she doesn’t like to brag. She works very hard at school she is a teacher. She takes care of 100 students, 4 classes, and 4 other ag...
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ALFTON WITT HARD WORK
ALFTON WITT Nabraia Allen Mrs.Collins Homeroom August 24, 2016 My Hero My hero is my mom. Why she my hero is because she love me. When I'm down she make me happy. She helps me understand a problem. Maybe sometimes she's mean but she just want us to be great people in life. My mom...
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MELISSA SHARP HONOR
MELISSA SHARP Maci banks Mrs. Collins RTI august 24,2016 My hero My hero is my mom.She is the best. The things that she does for me are awesome I will tell you all the things she does. My mom will help me when I get hurt I know this because, there was...
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RANDOM STRANGER CARING
RANDOM STRANGER My hero was a random stranger. This is a story about how I almost drowned. It was a beautiful day. Me and my parents decided to go swimming at a lake with some family members. It was going to take a long time so I went to sleep in the car. Once we got their my mom woke me up. The lake was so awesome that I...
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THAD DORRIS CARING
THAD DORRIS Brylee Sanford Mrs.Collins RTI August 24, 2016 My Hero Do you have a hero that is kind, respectful, and brave? Well I do and my hero is my dad. Why my dad is my hero is that he does a lot of stuff for me. My reasons are all about dads and why they help. Here are some reasons why. ...
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NOLAN WATKINS FAMILY
NOLAN WATKINS Nolan Watkins Mrs.Collins Class RTI August 24 2016 MY HERO My Hero is my dad because he is strong, brave ,smart, kind, and amazing. He saves lives, he's athletic and he is caring, he is brave, and he has skills. He is willing to buy me stuff with his...
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AMANDA BLACKBURN BEING THERE
AMANDA BLACKBURN Emily Blackburn Mrs. Collins RTI August 24, 2016 Do you have a favorite hero of yours? I do, its my mom. There are many reasons way someone can be your hero. They could have bought you something, gave you a roof over your head, given you food when you needed it, or drove you to school and back....
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CHRISTIE MCALISTER LOVE
CHRISTIE MCALISTER Ayden McAlister Mrs. Collins Class RTI 8\24\16 My mom is my hero. The reason my mom is my hero is because she's the nicest person in my life. My mom also lets me have and my own because when I was little I had to sleep in the same room as my mommy. Here are some more reasons why...
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AMANDA BLACKBURN BEING THERE
AMANDA BLACKBURN Emily Blackburn Mrs. Collins RTI August 24, 2016 Do you have a favorite hero of yours? I do, its my mom. There are many reasons way someone can be your hero. They could have bought you something, gave you a roof over your head, given you food when you needed it, or drove you to school and back....
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CLARRISA GARDNER JOY
CLARRISA GARDNER Ky'Marieon Gardner REACH RTI August 24, 2O16 S My Hero My hero is Mom because she inspires me to do a lot of things like be better at basketball. She's hard working. She's awesome. She's loving and caring.She gave birth to me. She lets us go over friends...
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LINDESY CRABTREE LOVE
LINDESY CRABTREE Shaunna king Mrs.collins RTI August 24,2016 My Hero My hero is my mom. My mom was born here in Springfield so she knows all the cool things here. She always takes us to the coolest place. My mom has been all over the world with her family. She wants us to have a great life and hang out...
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BRAD SANFORD HARD WORK
BRAD SANFORD Brylee Sanford Mrs.Collins RTI August 24, 2016 My Hero Do you have a hero that is kind, respectful, and brave? Well I do and my hero is my dad. Why my dad is my hero is that he does a lot of stuff for me. My reasons are all about dads and why they help.Here are some reasons why. One of my...
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WALT DISNEY BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
WALT DISNEY My Hero! My superhero is Walt Disney for making my life more fun and creative. And other people and etc... I really like his movies and the cartoons that he and other people made. He made my life more happier and better than I was before! He made me change and be more amazing! The first time I watched his...
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APPRECIATING NATURE
THE MORNING WONDER The morning whispers sing in my soul, I wake up early and speak to the birds and crows, While feeding them, pigeons and sparrows play beside my toes, Chirping and cheering all around, my heart races to the peak of joy, This silent hour of morning is when I thank the almighty lord. On the swing...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
YOUR CHOICE IS HERE Here I am laying down listening to the beat of my heart happier than ever stronger than ever. Got to the point in my life where I work every night till the sweat runs like water on the floor because I said enough is enough I stood up I listened and I made my choice. Now, now it is time for you to make yours are...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
YOU CAN DO IT! It was my pre-medical student days when I was highly motivated to be a cardiologist. Hardly known to the fact that sometimes destiny holds you back, I was down with some-not-so-properly diagnosed auto-immunity disease. This led me to be in bed for almost 3 months, unwell and writing sad poems. Heart-broken,...
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GRATITUDE
THE SMALL MOMENTS THAT CAN LIGHT UP A DAY I have a Rewards Card for Showcase Cinema that allows me to earn rewards points with each purchase that I make at the theatre and periodically provides me with a free popcorn, soda or movie ticket coupon. I had recently accumulated enough rewards points to obtain a coupon for a free popcorn. Standing in the...
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JOY
JOY So I'm stuck in O'hare airport on an extremely long weather delay, pacing up and down the terminal for some exercise, when I pass a wine bar for the twentieth time or so. But this time there is a young woman behind the roped off piano, playing what I can only describe as absolutely beautiful classical music. ...
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COMPASSION
DON'T JUST WALK BY The university I attended had many students about 35,000. One early afternoon I was walking around the campus and found a female student sitting on the walkway with tears on her face. Everyone just walked by her so I decided to stop. I dropped my books and sat down on the path with her. It turned out that she...
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PHILLIP  HORNE RESPONSIBILITY
PHILLIP HORNE My birth father died when I was 5 years old. He died active military, while stationed in Hawaii. My mom moved 3 girls, myself, her other daughter, and my birth fathers daughter back to Texas. She met the man I call dad at parents without partners, a military function, and that was the greatest day of my life. I...
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COURTESY
A RAINY DAY Let me tell one real story that happened a year ago . **I was driving in heavy rain ,it was so heavy that I got totally blind like ,so I stopped at a gas station . From parking lot to office of that station I walked on foot as rain and thunder scared me not to stay in the car .** when rain did not stop for two...
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RISING ABOVE
YOU CAN BE DIFFERENT My parents had split up and my sister and I were in a foster home. It wasn't a nice place to be and all of the children were eventually removed. It wasn't a good start in life. Some of the kids that were there were already well on their way to a life of crime. Waiting for the bus one morning they engaged in...
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LINDA WYNKOOP ACHIEVEMENT
LINDA WYNKOOP Linda Wynkoop, great Spanish & English teacher. Always working the extra mile for her students. She has been a single mom and not only working hard as mom & professional educator, also getting a Master Degree. Promoting the Latino Culture, creating a Folkloric Dance group for after school activities. Linda...
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DEB HELFRICH COMPASSION
DEB HELFRICH Deb is a selfless woman who puts herself 'on the line' to benefit the well being of those in experiencing challenging health circumstances. I came to know Deb via Professional Networking site LinkedIn and now on beBee.com. Her endless pursuit to research solutions that enhance the quality of life for those who...
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COMMITMENT
AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE Here is my story . The journey of a new life that I took with my husband has grown step by step, ……….Life indeed has come a long way… We had an arranged marriage, but love blossomed with the years sometimes knowingly sometimes unknowingly…its been an adventure we set out on together, discovering each...
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CYNTHIA ESTRADA COMMITMENT
CYNTHIA ESTRADA Cynthia Trivino is the definition of compassion, perseverance, and leadership. She is 30 years old and has been volunteering in her community since she was only 12! When Cynthia was 8 years old, she auditioned and obtained a leading role in Salome Bay’s Rainbow World. This play ran during the summer of 1993 at...
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MISHAL O'NEIL CLASS AND GRACE
MISHAL O'NEIL Mishal’s ex-husband was addicted to alcohol and would blow almost all the money they made. At one point because of his alcohol and anger issues they were on the verge of getting separated. And to make matters worse, he started to abuse her… She wanted to do something extraordinary like taking baking as a...
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