CARING

is to feel and show concern for others.

“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

Charles Dickens (1812-1870);
novelist

“Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.”

Joe Manchin (born 1947);
governor of West Virginia, U.S.

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

Charles Dickens (1812-1870);
novelist

“Loving parents have caring children.”

Chinese Proverb

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”

Anthony J. D'Angelo Founder of The Collegiate EmPowerment Company

“Caring can be learned by all human beings, can be worked into the design of every life, meeting an individual need as well as a pervasive need in society.”

Mary Catherine Bateson (born 1939);
writer, cultural anthropologist

“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.”

Norman B. Rice (born 1943);
former mayor of Seattle, Washington

“Being rich of heart makes you wealthy beyond compare.”

Rodney Williams (born 1959);

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. ”

Ivan Panin (1855-1942);

“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865);
16th U.S. President

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

Dr. Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998);
professor, author

“No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.”

Kevin Heath CEO More4kids

“Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.”

Unknown

“One must care about a world one will not see.”

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970);
philosopher, mathematician

“Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.”

Harold Kushner (born 1935);
rabbi, author

“I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.”

Pablo Casals (1876-1973);
cellist, conductor

“Too often we under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998);
author, professor

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991);
Writer, Cartoonist, Animator

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

Bill Bradley (born 1943);
American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar

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A Life of Giving

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Fitting In

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Take Time to Notice Those Around You

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The Gift of Self

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What's Your Name?

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When I was about five years old we found out my big brother had cancer. Luckily, the doctors said we caught it in time and would be able to fight it. My parents, my brother and I waited for a answer for the longest nine weeks and when we saw the x-rays it said it was gone. There was no…

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Caring for a Loved One

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My Daughter's Blessing

I serve as a hospital chaplain. During Nurse's Week we have a Blessing of the Hands ceremony. The Blessing of Hands ceremony invites any and all people who like to receive a blessing to come to our chapel where we pour water on their hands and have a small prayer that they would be blessings. This year as I was…

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Being There

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Would you care for some help?

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The other day I told a woman, her hair was beautiful

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Fine Examples

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Everyday Hero: Anna

Anna's little sister was born with an intellectual disability and, like most children, it took Anna time to understand the permanence of her sister's problems. Even before she understood, she was unfailingly careful and protective of Mary -- I used to say there would be a special place in Heaven for Anna for all the times she sneaked behind Mary…

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Everyday Hero: Len

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My son Lance is a giving person and has been since he was a child. He has done volunteer working with the elderly and he help other people in many ways. He goes on Foundation of a Better Life not only to read billboards but submit his own. He has made over 200 billboards. He not only writes them but…

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Everyday Hero: Barbara

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Person of Kindness “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” - H. Jackson Brown, Jr. My hero fits this quote well. My grandmother was a nice, caring, and loving woman. When someone needs something she gave her last, it didn’t matter if it was the clothes off her back; she still…

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Everyday Hero: Becky

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My hero was my mom. She would get up in the morning make my dad's lunch, and his breakfast. Then get my sister and I up. Make us breakfast. She would go to work then come pick us up after school. Help with homework. Make supper for all of us. Pay out all the bills, mow the grass, take care…

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Everyday Hero: Doris

In the late 1970's, Carroll Park was a block of crime and dirty deeds in inner city Philadelphia, so bad that one could not pass through during the daytime. But one day, a group of residents decided to change that. They entered the park ready to change it for the better. With paintbrushes, rakes, brooms, and determination as their tools,…

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Everyday Hero: Hannah, Drew and Friends

True Story- My Teenage kids were at a cast party after a play one night in a local burger joint. There were 20 kids sitting at a grouping of tables. I was sitting at the counter. I had the same server as this cast party. She was cheerful and very personable under pressure. She did a great job handling all…

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Everyday Hero: Dr. Harini

While the majority of physicians in our Baltimore suburb refuse to treat patients on Medical Assistance, Dr. Harini P. is a dedicated pediatrician who not only accepts these patients, but gives them excellent medical care and treats them with dignity and respect. She is always accessible to her patients, never too busy for to take a call from a concerned…

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Everyday Hero: David

My grandfather, David, died in 1999; he lived only half a mile up the road from where I grew up in upstate New York. Every day, he would walk down to our house to bring my dad the newspaper. Along with the paper he would bring a small bag of treats for my two brothers and me. Sometimes it was…

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Everyday Hero: Joseph

My husband Joseph Shipp Jr. was my hero. He died at age 32 in a hit and run accident that left me on my own with our three wonderful boys. He was always there for me and the boys. He cared for others by helping them get their cars fixed, so they would have transportation. He was a man of…

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Everyday Hero: bouchaib

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He has been working with kids of different ages for so many years! He's keen on sharing and caring! His main concern is to implement the culture of character education in the kingdom of morocco.

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Everyday Hero: Phoenix and Talia

On October 15, 2003, I received a call from my wife that she was getting ready to have an emergency C-section. She had gone in for a normal prenatal check up and was told that the baby was breech and they needed to take him. I immediately left work facing a 2 1/2 hour drive in which time I had…

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Everyday Hero: Ken

Ken has taught me a lot. He has taught me to have a positive attitude, to never give up, and to work for everything. Kevin is the Principle at my middle school. He has encouraged us to Watch the Foundation for a Better Life videos everyday in advisory. He also has made my life easier from the first day I…

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Everyday Hero: Jewell

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Jewell was born in 1918 to a poor family in the south. At age 12 her mother died giving birth the the sixth child. Jewell had to quit school and take care of all the siblings. They had nothing, her dad did drive a truck for income. Jewell cried so hard when she realized she wouldn't be able to stay…

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Everyday Hero: Josh

Josh has been a big inspiration to me. He has helped me through baseball season as he was my baseball coach. He led us to the European Championship game and we won. I recently was injured and I need surgery to repair the injury. Josh has taken time off to take me to my doctor appointments and has decided to…

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Everyday Hero: Brittany

I'm an 11 year girl and Britt is my babysitter. It sounds embarrassing but she cares a lot about me. When ever I'm sad she will help me, she teaches me stuff, and she always makes me laugh. One time at the pool I fell and she helped me up she loves me. I love her and I am going…

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Everyday Hero: Willam

My hero was my stepfather Bill. He passed away suddenly three weeks ago. When he was in my life and the life of my two young girls, he was there for us through everything. If I dropped my girls off at the babysitter and they needed medicine or diapers or anything, he would drop whatever he was doing and take…

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Everyday Hero: Patricia

My mother-in-law is my hero. She is the type of person who always sees the best in people. She never has a bad word to say about anyone. She has the patience of a saint and she always makes time for her family and friends. When I came into the family she welcomed me with open arms and never asked…

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Everyday Hero: Betty

My hero is my mom. By the time she was twenty six she had six kids. She stayed at home with us until the youngest was eight. She always made sure we were as safe and secure as she could. She was fourteen when she had her first child, and was a grandmother at thirty. Every one is always welcome…

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Everyday Hero: Amanda

I have a mental illness and Amanda R. is my social worker here in Kansas City, Missouri. Although for the most part I'm okay, I have certainly put Amanda through the ringer for the four years she's been my social worker. I've definitely confused her, and in my mind I'm sure I had her going crazy. There were days where…

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Everyday Hero: Mike

I met Mike when I was struggling so hard with my shattered life. When I heard Mike deliver a sermon at a church, I knew then I could turn to him in my time of need. Wow, was he ever! The first time we met, I told him I needed someone to listen. The expression of caring when I told…

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Everyday Hero: Jamie

The best Dad ever. I have never met someone as true and as kind as my father. Honest and moral values make up every day life for him. He encourages me to succeed and prosper in school, sports and my social life. I model myself after him and hope to one day be like him.

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Everyday Hero: Sherman

I would like to nominate my dad as a hero. He lives across the country from me and my husband, but is never more than a phone call or email away. My husband and I live in beautiful Colorado where the mountains have become our backyard and playground. From time to time I find myself faced with having to do…

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Everyday Hero: Ami Cho

The song 'Beautiful' was Ami's favorite song. The story you have on TV is as related to us exactly what happened at her school. A new enrollee at her school came to the lunch room and sat at a table where no one was. No one would sit with him. Ami got up from her table and moved over to…

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Everyday Hero: Micheal

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My dad ( Michael ) is my everyday hero because , he has the most caring and generus job my dad is a EMT and in his job he helps peopleeveryday some are gross some are silly and some serious but even if there silly, gross, or serious my dad still helps them because cares about the people who are…

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Everyday Hero: Dane

My hero is a teacher at my high school. His name Mr.Kastl. His son has CP.He is trying to help find a cure for CP. Mr.Kastl always has time for me and really cares about me. Mr,Kastl encourages me and hepls me get my grades up. He helps me when I am upset. He never holds grudges. Mr. Kastl helps…

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Everyday Hero: Haze

ACHIEVEMENT Achievement is something you have to earn in life. You have to go to school to achieve your goals in life. You have to study in life or you won’t be successful, it is hard, but you cannot give up on yourself. Sometimes things will get tough but you will find a way out of it. It may take…

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Everyday Hero: Clint

My hero is my husband. He is a peace pilgrim. He has never missed a day of work in his life. He has only ever had three jobs. He loves me, even when I am unloveable. He considers my son to be his son and raised my son to be like him. He is the most moral, ethical, intelligent man…

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Everyday Hero: Tricina

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My mom is my hero because she is always there for me. No matter of if I am sick she is there. She is the best mom in the world. She works 8 hours a day at her work. She takes me places for my own needs like Sports Authority, Modells, and Dicks Sporting Goods. The best place she takes…

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Everyday Hero: My Mother

My mother is my hero because she chose me. I am the only adopted child out of four children; all three of my siblings are my mother's biological children. So why me? You don't just adopt a child in 1965 with no story. Yet here I am—a part of the most wonderful family you could ever dream for. My mother…

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Everyday Hero: Donald Driver

Donald Driver: Why We Should All Be Green Bay Packer Fans This February By Mike A (Featured Columnist) on January 24, 2011 71 There isn't a better man in the league than Donald Driver. If I was given the ability to select one man in the history of any sport and put him into that sport's Hall of Fame, I…

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Everyday Hero: Joseph

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My hero is my dad, Joseph Schager, is truly my hero,because he helps me in every way possible, in my homework,with my frustrating siblings, and makes me feel loved.My dad is very thoughtful and very funny. He is always so joyful. My dad is very caring, and lovable,no matter how annoying that person is he is there for them.My dad…

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Everyday Hero: Melissa

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My mother, Melissa is supportive to me because she is always taking care of me and she. Im always think about her when she is sick or not feeling well , she is caring because she helps me with my homework. She always asked how was my day was,she always tells me to always try my best.She is always gettting…

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Everyday Hero: Ellen

My sister Ellen is my hero. We came from a somewhat poor family with three boys and my sister. My father died when we were pretty young. After my father died, my sister took care of my mother and us. She had just gotten married and she would have my mother stay at her house most weekends because she knew…

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Everyday Hero: Mark

Mark is my hero. He organized a jump rope skip-a-thon to raise money for Skylar Stanley, a baby from nearby Fort Morgan in need of a heart transplant. Skylar's need hit close to home: Mark's grandmother had died waiting for a liver transplant and his mother was in need of a kidney transplant. Mark organized 'Skipping for Skylar,' where local…

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Everyday Hero: Susan

A mother. A wife. A friend. Generous beyond expectation and committed to all of the things important in her life. Susan B., together with her husband, Mike, raised three sons. All the while, she gave them the spiritual support and guidance they needed, loved them deeply and unconditionally, and found the time to share herself with others. If anyone she…

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Everyday Hero: Victoria

There is a girl at my school named Victoria and she has Lyme Disease, which forces her to use a wheelchair most of the time. One day a while back, I heard Victoria talking to one of her teachers and through her conversation I realized that she is the kindest and most courageous person I've ever heard about. Victoria's smile…

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Everyday Hero: Sona

In 1997, Sona's dear friends had an extremely premature baby. Sona asked how she could help, and they asked her to help keep friends and family informed. Sona turned to her background in IT and web design and created a private, personal website for the family. The website kept everyone up-to-date, and allowed people to share their love, encouragement and…

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Everyday Hero: Thomas

My dad has been working for an agency that cares for a large portion of Long Island's mentally retarded community since 1980. When he started out he worked as a direct care counselor in the one and only group home the agency had. He lived next to the group home, cooked dinners, bathed those who could not bathe themselves, and…

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Everyday Hero: Austin

Austin is my hero. After he learned of Africa's fifteen million AIDS orphans through his family's sponsorship of two Ugandan children, he became determined to help on a larger scale. Austin spoke with the relief organization World Vision, and realized he could use his love of basketball to help address the problem. He decided to shoot free throws and ask…

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Everyday Hero: Opal "Tootie"

My grandmother has always been my hero. She is the sweetest person in the world and thinks of everyone before herself. Last Christmas, she suffered a terrible stroke, which took away her ability to both speak and walk. While in the hospital waiting room after her stroke, we heard so many stories of generosity from her past. Many people told…

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Everyday Hero: Katherine

She has worked tirelessly in spite of physical handicaps to help others, including me. She has mentored me in almost every aspect of my life. She has nursed me while I was too ill to keep care of myself. She will fight for the rights of others even if she comes to harm doing so. The number of lives she…

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Everyday Hero: Bill

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I nominate my dad as my hero because he always is looking out for me. He helps me with my sports and school. He is the most hilarious person i know and he always cheers me up. This is why i nominate my dad as my everyday hero.

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Everyday Hero: Lacy

My fiancée Lacy is my hero. She is determined and confident, no matter what anyone says. She is strong, both emotionally and physically. Lacy is a very persistent individual, and does not let any thing anyone says get her down. She is strong willed and always does what is right. Lacy is an honest to God angel. She is protective…

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Everyday Hero: Desiree

My hero is my girlfriend because she has always been there for me, she stopped me from drinking and partying. She cares and wants the best for everyone. She always puts others first. She is very nice and is also on the A or B honor roll so she is pretty smart and is also a very good writer. She…

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Everyday Hero: Maria

My hero is my Gran, and my best friend. She gave me my Italian blood, for which I am very grateful. My Gran is like a friend as well as a grandmother, and I know she will accept me whatever my condition. We laugh loads despite the challenges we face at any moment. She is my inspiration for all I…

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Everyday Hero: Unknown

Sadly, I do not remember my hero's name. She went to preschool briefly with me in Calgary, Alberta. Like most children, I did not understand the concept of sharing. If I wanted something, I would kick and scream until I got it. Looking at children now, I see that they're generally the same way. But this girl was different. If…

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Everyday Hero: Carol

My grandma died after fighting a hard fight with lung caner. I was just seven years old when she died. My brother was three. She is my hero because no matter how hard the battle got, she stayed strong and she kept fighting. She is also my hero because every time I had a problem, she would give me advice…

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Everyday Hero: Deb, Rob

What do you say about the people that have taught you everything, I don't know how to describe the love that I have for my parents. Let's take my mom first. She has tried to involve herself in every aspect of my life. Starting at a young age she was a class room mom at my school, donating her time…

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Everyday Hero: harry

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My dad is my hero because no matter what i do he still cares for me. Next he takes me to ice hockey pretty much every night. After that he even leaves work early to take me places. That is way my dad is my HERO.

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Everyday Hero: Rob

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He is awesome nice cool.Really funny and fun to play with outside.Best baseball player in the world.Greatest dad ever.Best person in the whole world.Coolest person ever.Funnyest person ever.

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Everyday Hero: Aki

My hero of kindness is Aki.He is my mom's boyfriend and a police officer. He helps out the world by keeping us safe. He supports my mom,my sister,and me.He helps pay my mom's bills when things get tough. He helps us with food and clothes. Aki gives me good advice about school.He is teaching me how to be a good…

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Everyday Hero: Cassidy

My hero's name is Cassidy, but I rarely call her that. I call her Marty because she has eyes like Marty Feldman, but only when she puts stress on them to make me laugh. She will do anything to make someone laugh and make the people around her happy. She is absolutely hilarious. I can go to her crying my…

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Everyday Hero: Lori

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My mother, Lori has been supportive, caring and so much more. She always takes care of me even when I can be real annoying. She always makes me laugh at my darkest times. She helps me get through some tough times and listen to me no matter what. She encourages to try my hardest and not be afraid to try…

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Everyday Hero: Mumma

I’m only 17 years old but I sure have been through a lot in my life and through everything, there has always been that one person to get me through it all; my hero. My mom is my hero. She has gone through family tragedies, business complications, and the hardest of them all, a messy divorce after 27 years of…

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Everyday Hero: Brian

He has been my friend since preschool. He has always stood up for me and been loyal.

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Everyday Hero: Margina

My mother is my hero as well as my best friend. She cheers me on when no one else is there. She also encourages me when I feel like giving up. She is a fabulous person and she always helps me learn new things. Shes my best friend because she doesn't stay inside and watch TV, instead she comes outside…

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Everyday Hero: Calvin

My husband had a dream and founded StoryTellers of The American Frontier (SAF). A non-profit organization with a Western Frontier premise that would help him reach young people, especially troubled teenage boys, just as the TV western heroes of the past had inspired him. They literally saved his life. His mission was to take the best of the TV Western…

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Everyday Hero: Michael

Mr. Grahl is my teacher. You may think a teacher can't be a hero but he is. Some people say he's mean but deep down he is loved. You can say he's been here forever and its time for him to leave but again we would miss him. If you talk to him he listens and wants his students to…

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Everyday Hero: Kelly

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My mom, Kelly Cassidy, is a woman full of character. When I need help my mom is there to help me. Being a lawyer she could work downtown and make lots of money, but she cares more about my brothers, my sister, and I being brought up right than she does making money. She is always willing to led a…

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Everyday Hero: Laura

My hero is Laura. We have both gone down the road to divorce and she has inspired me and showed me the true meaning of love. Laura is a giver, always helping everyone with a terrific smile and a warm heart. Laura is very talented and very artistic in her paintings she creates. This woman's passion for love is something…

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Everyday Hero: Sarah

Sarah is my aunt and she is my hero. Sarah is my hero because she is very giving and loving person. When I was 2 or 3 she took me in because my mother could not raise me. My whole family could have gone to a foster home but she took all of us in. She raised me, my 5…

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Everyday Hero: Luella

My mom, Luella H., who at 86 years young is today, the President of the local seniors' organization and family matriarch. She loved learning and was my foremost teacher. She gave birth to 12 children in 16 years! She is a farmer's wife and a church activist, yet still acquired her GED at 69. Her family tradition was that the…

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Everyday Hero: Jeanne

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She makes me noodles and cares for me everyday. I love her and she constantly surprises me with awesome favors

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Everyday Hero: Ace

Ace Christensen is a veteran of W.W.II who was captured in the Philippines at the beginning of the war and survived unspeakable horrors and loss of comrades in Japan. As a small boy I loved his enthusiasm for life and selfless attitude. He was our mailman and later a bus driver. He lost his leg in an accident but it…

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Everyday Hero: Dylan

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Everyday Hero: My Mother

My mother is a teacher. And I say "is" because her love and influence continues to impact many even though they may no longer be "physically" near. She taught us that to have a friend....you have to be a friend. To be honest... what goes around, comes around. To think with our heads...and our hearts. That time spent on someone…

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Everyday Hero: Heidi

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Mom, Its thanksgiving and of cuorse i wanted to let you know that your my hero and im so greatful for you.You are the one who has been there scince day 1. You are so sweet and giving and I dont know what i would do with out you.So a happy thanks giving to you and all the love in…

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Everyday Hero: Sue

Sue is what you would call a true hero. She has endured many hardships and has successfully overcome adversity. She was only getting 14 hours a week at work while taking care of her disabled son, and trying to keep the bills paid. No matter what was going on in her life, she always had a smile on her face…

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Everyday Hero: Mike

My friend Mike is a hero. He started a small excavating business over 20 years ago, and despite ups and downs in his business, remains upbeat more than most. Mike works hard from dawn until dark and is always happy to see or hear from people no matter how busy or weary he is. In his thirties, Mike fell into…

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Everyday Hero: Duke

Duke was amazing. I always wanted someone that'll be there for me, and he never let me down. Any time I was down over a situation, he was always there to comfort me. My parents were very abusive, yet he always knew the right thing to do to comfort me. He never gave up on me changing and becoming a…

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Everyday Hero: tony

my uncle fought in afghanistan an has recently got back he is a good idol and he has taught me a lot

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Everyday Hero: My Mom

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My mom has been there for me through everything. she has helped me when i needed her even when i got into alot of trouble. growing up i really didnt have anyone to go to with my problems. my real dad wasnt around alot. i use to deal with my problems with ways i probably shouldnt of but now i…

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Everyday Hero: Jan

Jan inspires everyone with her energy and enthusiasm. She has many interests, including kayaking, social justice, photography, and folk dancing. She organizes the First Congregational Church's soup kitchen night. Jan is perhaps best known for her interest in Hispanic languages and culture. She is a teacher of the Spanish Language and cultural anthropology of Mexico. She started "La Mesa", which…

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Everyday Hero: Catherine

My hero is one of the bravest and kindest people I've ever known. Not only has she recently recovered from a quintuple coronary bypass but she is currently battling macular degeneration. My Mom at 83 is the one people go to for help and guidance. Throughout her life, she has been the heart of our family and a caring compassionate…

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Everyday Hero: Tim

Around Christmas, our family used to always go to church together. We would all get dressed up and go on Christmas Eve. It was always me, my 2 sisters, my parents, and my grandpa who always came to stay with us. We would all sit through church and then on the way out one night I asked where my dad…

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Everyday Hero: John

This is the story of Johnny (as he is know in the community). Johnny was born with brain damage. Because of this he was never able to read. His IQ is 80, which makes him retarded but only in the minds of people who do not know him. Johnny, with the help of his mother, took his drivers license test…

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Everyday Hero: Sonny

After clicking nearly all of the values below, I realized how much my former boss, mentor, and friend is a hero to not just myself, but everyone he interacts with. Sonny puts together academic programs at a huge California university campus. Sonny's favorite program is in July, and he especially loves the teens who attend on scholarships. He literally will…

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Everyday Hero: Molly

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My sister, Molly, is always there for me with any problems I have.

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Everyday Hero: Carole

A year ago I had fallen into a deep depression. As I drifted further and further into despair, I began to have thoughts of suicide and suffered severe anxiety. I developed severe insomnia, had gone a week with only about six hours of sleep. I felt like I was losing my mind. I went online one day and my old…

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Everyday Hero: Jared

My hero is my husband. While stationed in Iraq with the Marines during the 2003 invasion of Baghdad, he left his covered position and ran 400 yards, through enemy and friendly fire, to rescue an Iraqi civilian. Once he reached the man, he had to get both of them back to a safer area, so he picked the man up…

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Everyday Hero: Drew

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Drew Elliott is an you man who is Autistic.. He is wanting to make one "BFF" at a time.. So he and his family with friends are make BFF necklace to anyone who may need an extra friend. Who doesn't need more friends. One of his dear friends made a facebook page for him call "Drew Elliott & Friends" he…

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Everyday Hero: Greg

My hero is my husband Greg. My husband works long, hard hours on the night shift just to give our sons and me a better life. He is a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local hospital and he goes above and beyond his job requirements to make sure that his patients are comfortable, happy, that they feel secure and safe,…

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Everyday Hero: Andy

Andy. He worked at the Boy's and Girl's Club for 8 years. He ran Torch Club, a leadership group. He is a hero to many kids, including myself. He cares about everyone. He is like a father to me, and I'll always love him.

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Everyday Hero: Julie

My Aunt Julie has been my hero for as long as I can remember. She has raised me up to respect others and myself and take on full responsibility for my own life. Not only did she raise me, but she has also raised my father and three other children. Although we were not her own, she gave up her…

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Everyday Hero: Othella and Bill

My heroes just happen to be my parents. Mom and Dad have always been there for us kids through the rough times and the good times. My parents were foster parents to many children for over 40 years and have only retired due to the ill health of my mother. During their lifetime, they have brought joy to children who…

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Everyday Hero: Priscilla

She is the best sister that I could ever have. She is always there for whenever I need her. Every time I see her I get I smile on my face.

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Everyday Hero: Erica

My hero is my older sister Erica. She has always been there for me when I needed someone to talk to, and she is like a second mother to me. If there is ever something that I can't tell my Mom, I go to Erica because I know that I can trust and confide in her with my secrets and…

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Everyday Hero: Matthew

He saves lives as a Combat Medic while protecting people. He is one of the smartest people I've met, and his heart is bigger than life. He has been deployed twice to Iraq, and has impacted people both times. He never thinks about himself, only others. By far, the world would be a better place with more people like him.…

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Everyday Hero: Ken

My dad is my hero, not just because he's my dad, but because I'm fairly certain that he's a hero to everyone he's met. The other night he took me out to ice cream and we sat by the water talking. When I went to school the next day, I mentioned how my dad had taken me out. My friends…

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Everyday Hero: Prem

My hero's name is Prem. He has created the Prem Rawat Foundation to show solidarity with people in need and suffering from lack of water, food or natural disasters. At the same time he spreads good values and appreciation for life by traveling around the world to deliver very inspiring talks. That's how I came to know Prem. I met…

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Everyday Hero: Larry

My hero is my father. He was always there for me. A devoted husband, father and grandfather. He fought a tough battle with ALS. I will always have him in my heart.

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Everyday Hero: Daniel

My hero is my husband. He is an amazing man, especially to me. We have been married 33 years and his example of showing love is unsurpassed. He is always kind, courteous, patient, and giving. He is very courageous when confronted with difficult situations. He helps guide people to improve their lives and inspires them to improve their character. He…

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Everyday Hero: Cliff & Shannon

Cliff and Shannon have adopted three children, all siblings, from a troubled home. These children are all under the age of five and the oldest has autism. Cliff and Shannon love these children unconditionally and are raising them in an environment of security, love and understanding. Without much money or high-paying jobs, Cliff and Shannon struggle mightily to provide for…

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Everyday Hero: Sarah

My hero is my girlfriend, Sarah. She is an overall great person she always tries to do the right thing. She always tries to keep the peace between people. She works as a Certified Nurse's Assistant and truly and deeply cares about the residents. Sarah is always very forgiving and is always in a good mood. She's just an all…

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Everyday Hero: Great Grandma Condie

My hero is my great grandma Condie. To her life was always about the people. It was never about what she could get out of it, but about how she could help others and bring sunshine into someone's day. It never mattered who it was, she was always willing to help and visit with a person if only to make…

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Everyday Hero: Dwight Taylor

Dwight Taylor was a fireman who was putting out a fire when he suddenly heard children screaming in the house. He rushed into the flaming building risking his life for them. He saved the two children from the burning building but was severely burned in the process.

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Everyday Hero: Micah

Chorus has just ended and I am so excited about going to woodshop that I don't see these chairs in my way. Then suddenly, I trip over them and go flying and land on the ground unconscious. My breath is knocked out of me. It aches and hurts just to move, walk or get up. Micah says, 'Ben!' with lots…

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Everyday Hero: Christina

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Christina is a really good person. She is always there for me when i need help. She is very responsible,caring and super helpful. She always inspires me to never give up. I wish i could have her for a teacher every year.

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Everyday Hero: My Stepmom

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My Stepmom Is always there for me. She is always willing to get me things. Also she is always on my side. My stepmom is always helping me study. She is always taking me places and buying me things. This is why i wrote about my stepmom.

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Everyday Hero: Danny

My name is Cheyanne Bury and my hero is my brother Daniel Jackson. He has been my hero for a long time because he was there to help me through the death of my parents. Daniel has been here through thick and thin.. No matter what goes on Daniel will always be there for me.

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Everyday Hero: Ryan and Cindy

In 2002, Ryan Kerr was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer. His mother, Cindy Kerr, began making pillowcases to brighten up his hospital room and to put a smile on his face. He loved it and she began making pillowcases for other children with cancer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ryan was a most remarkable young man. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma…

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Everyday Hero: Michael

At just 14 years old, Michael organized a bowl-a-thon that raised over $9,000 to help a 13-year-old burn victim in his community. After hearing the story on the local news, Michael, a veteran fundraiser who has raised over $120,000 for various causes, decided he had to help offset the family's medical expenses. Michael visited each homeroom in his middle school,…

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Everyday Hero: Crystal

Throughout the course of the two years in high school which I have completed, there have been numerous occasions in which I was depressed because I felt like I had nobody who cared for me. During these times I have turned to three individuals for guidance and comfort. Their names are Crystal, Cherisse, and Kristine. They have made an impact…

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Everyday Hero: Eddie

I have known Eddie for about 16 years. He is a young man and looked to me as a father figure. I am an older man who is living with aids. Over the last couple of years I have fallen on hard times: illness, loss of job and investments, and possible foreclosure. It is always Eddie who is there to…

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Everyday Hero: Jim

Jim coached a TOPSoccer for kids with special needs. He also started the Prom For The Stars, an annual dance for young adults with disabilities. The Saturday soccer games included snacks and a banquet at the end of the year with special trophies. He found sponsors to help with the Prom and many of the dresses and tuxedos for the…

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Everyday Hero: Milton

He saved my father from a fire that was coming down, roof and all. He pulled me out of a depression stage I never should have been in.

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Everyday Hero: Nurses

My hero is every nurse who works 12 hours straight... Exposing themselves to illness and emotional stress... Sometimes on weekends and holidays... Sometimes through the night... Often putting their own needs and even some of the needs of their families aside... To care for the sick who are sometimes confused, scared, frustrated, sad, angry, and not at their best... And…

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Everyday Hero: Leina

My mom is amazing to me. She taught me about strength, hard work, and discipline. She became a single parent when I was about 11. I'm the oldest of four children. She worked very hard to provide the best for all of us. She cleaned the Catholic school we went to, so that we could go to school there. She…

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Everyday Hero: Caroline

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My hero is my older sister Caroline. She is truly a hero because she helps me when I don't understand my homework and buys things for me when I don't have the money. My sister has been on her high school poms team since freshmen year and loves it. This year when she found out there was no poms team…

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Everyday Hero: David

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My Dad is a stay at home Dad. He loves me and my brother and sister. He wants to make his own game one day. He likes the color green and he likes learnig about progaming for games. He has always wanted to visit Ireland and Scoutland. He also loves dogs. He is my beothers, sister, and my best freind.

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Everyday Hero: Jeannette

Jeannette is a nurse in our Emergency Room. Jeannette can always be counted to be there, for patients, families, visitors, staff, physicians, everyone. Out of her own pocket, she buys birthday cakes for her coworkers; toys for our patients; and can always be relied upon to go that extra mile for anyone in need. She is that quiet behind-the-scenes person…

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Everyday Hero: Stephanie

Stephanie saved a three year old girl from getting run over by a car. The three year old was down the street when Stephanie saw her. There weren't any cars coming, but Stephanie new it wasn't right for a three year old to be standing in the middle of the street. She ran to get the little girl out of…

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Everyday Hero: Peggy

Peggy is a working mom. She has twin daughters with Cystic Fibrosis. While running a busy home, working, taking her children to doctors appointments, she is never too busy to lend a helping hand to someone in need. Yesterday her niece and three children were in need. Her niece is disabled, has no car, had no food for her children.…

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Everyday Hero: Davida

I am a 50-year old tax and corporate lawyer at a major law firm and chair its tax practice. The foundation for my better life began with Ms. W. Ms. W was my fifth grade teacher. I came from a family with a number of alcoholics and abuse. During a very delicate and important time in my life, Ms. W…

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Everyday Hero: Every One of the

I wonder if I could say that I have only one hero. But when I take time to think it out, I could never have only one. My hero, or rather heroes, are the people who take time out of their short life they have on this wonderful planet to help anything and everything that needs it. The people that…

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Everyday Hero: Larry

Larry is a resident in Greenwich Village and he spends almost all of his day collecting money for various causes and organizations; for example, The Fight Against AIDS. He does all of this despite his mild mental retardation. Larry has raised over $10,000 for local charities over the years. Larry is very persistent. When he goes to the doctor for…

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Everyday Hero: Christopher & Andrew

My younger son, Andrew, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He and his older brother, Christopher, have become so involved in fighting this disease by making others aware and raising funds to donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They are my heroes because they make me so proud of them.

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Everyday Hero: tom

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my hero is my grandpa. He is there you need help on something. i think he is the smartest person on earth because if you ask him something he knows the answer to it. If he isn't doing something he just might be on the computer finding out more things. that's why my grandpa is my hero.

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Everyday Hero: jessica

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My sister Jessica is very kind. She helps me when I'm sick or hurt. She always cares about others and is there for me when I need her. She hangs out with me when I'm bored and keeps me company. She is very caring to everybody so thats why I'm nominationg her to be my hero.

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Everyday Hero: Frederick

Frederick O., a Vanderbilt medical student, has drummed up support from numerous global health experts, high school, college and middle school students in the US to raise funds to build and run a clinic in the rural village of Lwala, Kenya where he grew up. The clinic provides care for a village with HIV prevalence of over 25%. In its…

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Everyday Hero: Dr. Robert

Dr. B. at Elmhurst College is an amazing history professor. He is extremely passionate about his subject as well as his students. When my friend's mother died of cancer, Dr. B. called my friend to see how he was doing and even came to the funeral. Dr. B. knew I was good friends with this guy and would continue to…

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Everyday Hero: Seth

Seth has worked everday for the past few years for the Taskforce For the Homeless in Atlanta, helping hundreds of people get back on their feet after experiencing a homeless situation. He does this in the face of people that that minimize his work, characterizing it as wasted effort. He never tires of helping those that repeatedly fall, and rejoices…

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Everyday Hero: Joyce

My hero is my mother. She was one of the most truly honest, compassionate and loving people I have ever known. If someone said something hurtful to her she would not respond. Instead she would change their heart by giving them a kind word and treating them with respect. I am thankful for her always being there for me with…

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Everyday Hero: Unknown

In 1982, I was twenty-two years old and driving by myself from Texas to Virginia; it was summer and my 12-year-old car was starting to overheat. In Tennessee, the temperature indicator was buried in the red zone...I knew I was in trouble. Luckily, I was on the top of a hill and drifted/rolled down into a small village down from…

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Everyday Hero: George

My Dad has been an English teacher for the past 50 years; he now mentors young teachers. I can't tell you how many times former students of his have told me that he was the greatest teacher they ever had. Growing up, my mother didn't work and there were nine kids in our family, so we certainly did not live…

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Everyday Hero: Tracey

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My aunt Tracey is a nurse. She helps kids everyday to try to get better. She is a caring and a trustworthy person. My aunt tracey is a hero because she saves lives every single day by taking care of kids and adults. I trust her with all my might. She is a life saver.

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Everyday Hero: Elmo

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Elmo is a good puppet. He encourages kids to stay out of trouble. He help kids learn different things that they didnt know. Elmo also helps entertain the kids and keep them quiet. Everyone loves Elmo. He is a good role model to follow after of. He is always positive and happy. Elmo is also caring and loving, he doesn't…

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Everyday Hero: Colin

I have never have met Colin at all or even talked to him but I heard about his story. Colin died in a car accident on January 20th, 2006. After his death people started to come forward with stories about how he quietly performed small acts of courage which saved their lives, the lives of friends, and the lives of…

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Everyday Hero: Anna

My grandmother is my hero. During World War II, she put off her education in order to serve as a nurse in the Navy. Later, she went on to get her Master's degree at Columbia University- something not many women were doing at the time. Instead of choosing a more lucrative career, she chose to come home to our rural…

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Everyday Hero: Mandy and Keith

My heroes are my mom and dad. They are my heroes because they help me when I am sick or hurt. For example, when I was sick they would bring me food or water. Also they will help anyone that is sick or hurt. When my brother and sister were sick my parents would help them. They will work until…

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Everyday Hero: Mom

There are the obvious heroes... my mom and dad.. who adopted me at 6 weeks old and took me into their hearts and home. But there are the people you meet, maybe briefly, maybe for an extended period of time, but somehow they make an impression on you, make you see yourself in a better light or maybe just pass…

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Everyday Hero: Mom

My mom is my hero. There are many people who inspire me but my mom seems to have all the qualities of all those people wrapped into one. I was born into a middle class family. My dad and mom worked six days a week close to ten hours every day. My mom woke up at 5am every morning to…

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Everyday Hero: Alex

My youngest son died in a car accident the day after my birthday 2 years ago at the age of 20. Even though I do christian counseling, I was never prepared for this. After helping family & friends get through the grieving process, I was was on empty. His best friend was at my side at my son's funeral, and…

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Everyday Hero: Mom and Dad

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My mom and dad are always there for me. They always make me feel better when Im sad and do fun stuff with us. They push me to do my best at field hockey and whatever else I do. They always try to make me and my brother happy. We go on vacation and do fun stuff all the time.…

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Everyday Hero: David

David, you are my hero because you truly love your country. Even though I'm not sure how I'll do without you when you join the Marines, I see you yearning to have something to fight. I love you, big brother. You are the reason I'm still alive.

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Everyday Hero: Laurie

Laurie is former Director of St. Peter's Preschool. She is now the Children's Director for our church. She has been in education for over 25 years and has changed many lives. After visiting several churches where we were basically told that my son, who is a special needs child, did not fit in, we found acceptance from Laurie and everyone…

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Everyday Hero: Ed

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my hero is my dad because he goes to sports with me. He is nice and caring . He also spend lots of time with me my sister and brother . He also works rwal hard and is very nice to me. He has a lots of humar and always jokes around. He would do anything for me and my…

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Everyday Hero: Rob

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My hero, Rob Stewart, is a great man. He is one of the few people in the world who are putting a step forward to saving the sharks of the world!

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Everyday Hero: My Mom

My mom is a hero of mine because she is independent, caring, funny and hard-working. As a single mother, she has done a fantastic job raising me and my siblings on her own. She cares deeply about our family and is always asking what she can do to help everyone be happy. My mom has a great sense of humor…

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Everyday Hero: Bobbie

Bobbie D. graduated high school third in her class in 2004. Even though she could go anywhere, she went to Africa to help run a program known as Second Chance for Darfur's Kids. She is still only a college student yet instead of finding a way to pay for college textbooks, she finds ways to raise money for dictionaries to…

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Everyday Hero: Alicia

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My Hero is my mom because she Is the best. She forces herself to do the best for me and my sister. She Helps my in homework and other things going on in my life.

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Everyday Hero: Alyssa

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My hero is my daughter, because of her I want to do better, I want to survive and push myself to become the best I can. My daughter has always been by my side she has always looked up to me which has always wanted me to become better then I was. She helped me complete my first 5ks last…

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Everyday Hero: Tom

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My dad Tom is a great and wonderful person. He is always by my side and will always be there for me. He always cares for people, and is very respectful. For example, he helps me when I'm sick. Also he helps me with my homework like when im confused or I'm having trouble he is always there for me.…

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Everyday Hero: Anthony

My friend Anthony has done so much to make his friends happy no matter how much the popular kids make fun of him for not being afraid to admit his true feelings that basically makes him, well, him. I want to follow his way of true happiness but also I want to stick up to the popular people and set…

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Everyday Hero: William

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My hero is Mr. Mulina because not only is he my World History teacher, Band director, but he is a great friend. We both grew up going through struggles and when I was going through mine he has always given me great advice. He has always believed in me and pushed me to be the best I can be. I…

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Everyday Hero: Taylor

This is a story about a little 7-year-old girl named Taylor. Though Taylor has had her own challenges growing up, these have not distracted her from pursuing her own vision to make a difference. Taylor has a vision give to others who have nothing. Taylor saves cans for recycling and has been able to donate her money earned to support…

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Everyday Hero: My Best

My best friend's mom is the person that exemplifies so many wonderful values such as courage, helping others, humility, love, and faith. She was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 8 years old. She had double mastectomies, chemo, radiation...lost her hair, was sick and all the things so many women go through. She went into remission, it came back…

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Everyday Hero: Carter

When Carter was 16, he organized his classmates and worked with the local government to protect 185 acres along the Yampa River. Carter and his peers worked with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to create a master management plan for the property. Carter developed and managed a web site for the project, allowing community members access to its progress. He…

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Everyday Hero: Rachel Joy Scott

She changed the world by being nice to others and believing in them. But most of all she is my big sister in JC. She was not afraid to live her faith to the fullest. I am so proud of her....

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Everyday Hero: Con

My father is my hero. My father is the most caring, loyal, compassionate person that I have ever met. Several years ago he found out he has arthritis in his knees, which prevents him from doing many things. Then a few years later his hips started bothering him. He says that for seven years there has not been one minute…

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Everyday Hero: Gabrielle

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Gabrielle M. always sticks up for me. She is always nice to people and she doesn't care what others think. She is my hero

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Everyday Hero: mary

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My hero is my mom because she has lead me in the right path. She is everything to me when I'm upset she will sit and talk to me until I feel better. She keeps me on my toes. My mom is a single mother of two teenage girls one 19 and the other 20. She would do anything for…

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Everyday Hero: Chrystal

Chrystal had a really tough childhood. From being hungry to abuse, she held onto her hopes and dreams from a young age. When she was eight she decided she was meant to help people. At the age of sixteen she was doing more volunteer work than anything else. When she was seventeen she even represented California at meetings at the…

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Everyday Hero: Andrew

My hero doesn't have superman's strength or the ability to fly. He has a different kind of strength: the strength to beat all odds, the ability to soar with courage. His name is Andrew. He was a premature baby and was told that he would not make it. He had heart surgery at the age of 13 and now has…

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Everyday Hero: Erin

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My mom likes to play many sports like field hockey and softball. She also likes to shop a lot.My mom always takes care of me whenever I need help she is there to help me. Also my mom likes her job she works all day! My mom loves all of us she always cooks us dinner and lunch. She always…

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Everyday Hero: Kelsie

I was younger than her and I thought I could swim (but I really couldn't). I jumped in the lake behind my house and I was starting to drown. She suddenly jumped in the water to save me and she was only 5 and I was 4. That is why she is my hero—she saved my life without even thinking…

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Everyday Hero: Melinda

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There is no one that has demonstrated selflessness, empathy, compassion, and patience the way Melinda Hall has all of my life. If she have it to give, she gives. Need it be food, clothes, money, or a nonjudgmental sympathetic ear, she has never turned anyone down for any reason. She is a single mother of 2 children and the grandmother…

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Everyday Hero: Ihascupquake

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This is I hascupquake she is a YouTuber. The reason I have nomanaded her is because she has helped me thought anything life has throw at me her smile and hair always make me feel happy

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Everyday Hero: Cheryl

Cheryl is my mother. She has always been there for me, supporting me in everything I do. She is just a great and loving mom. One day i want to be like her. I love my mom.

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Everyday Hero: Wiley

When I was 3 years old, I almost fell in a lake and he saved my life by running after me and catching me before I fell in. He is my uncle and he died of cancer 5 years ago...RIP Uncle Wiley!!!

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Everyday Hero: Jaime

I call him my hero. He not only taught me everything I know about Martial Arts, but he also taught me how to love, and how to care. He wasn't just another guy in my life who did some great stuff and then slowly faded away. He was always there when I was in need of help. Whenever I was…

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Everyday Hero: Lonnie

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He has been a great person since the day I met him. I was down going through so much, but even while going through his own things, he put me first and made sure I was ok. Still to this day, he is a helping hand to me. He is in the army, yet no matter what time of day…

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Everyday Hero: Mary

Today when I look back at my life, I can only think of one person who is my hero. She has been there for me ever since I was born. My mother, she plays a big part in my life. I am an HIV survivor and living healthy and well. My mother has been there every step of the way.…

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Everyday Hero: Ben

Ben was my hero as he fought in WW2, a pilot in the Pacific Theater. Ben homesteaded in Wyoming and later built up several thriving businesses in Utah, along with his wife, Rita. Rita and Ben raised eight children who are all successful. Together they have helped many people throughout the years, both financially and spiritually. Perhaps the greatest challenge…

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Everyday Hero: elexus

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She love helping those in need. She does everything willingly and she always have open arms. She loves kids and that who she reaches out to the most.

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Everyday Hero: Ralph

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This is a story about my dad.... He was born in June of 1927 and he is the inspirition for all my nephews and friends and etc. He worked all his life to support his family, He was born in Oklahoma, lived through the depression, I would listen to stories he tells out of just enjoying them.. He always has…

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Everyday Hero: Bob

In l988, Bob R. halted a very lucrative career to follow his passion of helping others. He started a non-profit organization, called Renaissance Enterprises, to bring professional music and the arts to our nations forgotten seniors, the developmentally disabled, the handicapped, and others. This is not a glamorous endeavor and he has dedicated his entire life to this!

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Everyday Hero: Craig

Once in a blue moon you come across something that makes you think, 'This is the find of the century!' Okay, this particular thing may not be the find of the century, but it certainly is my best find of 2009 and it is 'Autism Hangout' created and hosted by Craig E. Craig is an incredibly down to earth, intelligent,…

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Everyday Hero: T.J

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My hero is my Dad because he is always there for me when I need him. He is always on a baseball field with me to support me when im playing sports. My dad loves me and my sister and my mom. He likes to do fun things with me and my family.

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Everyday Hero: Stella

Stella was born the sixth of 12 children and grew up in very simple living conditions. She has been in the country music business for many years and had several hits and received awards. But what's not common knowledge is, that just like her sister Dolly, Stella devotes much of her time to causes like domestic violence and teaches at…

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tiasia dixon about 1 year ago from forest park middle school

We must take care physically, mentally and spiritually so we can do and be the best for others as well.
Anderson about 1 year ago from Colatina - ES, Brasil

To be wanted gives you more confidence than you realize, folks that are quiet feel that their words have no value.
ronnie martin about 1 year ago from milwaukee wisconsin

Saying you care is words people hear. Going just one step beyond, being honest and doing something "just because", that's the ULTIMATE proof of love and care. THEY GO HAND-IN-HAND
Kevin over 1 year ago from Alabama

If one does not care is he living at all?
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