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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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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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,...
SUBMITTED BY CONFIDENCE
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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....
SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUS
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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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