HELPING OTHERS

is give aid and support wherever it may be needed.

“You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.”

John Ruskin (1819-1900);
poet, writer, art critic

“Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.”

Charles Dickens (1812-1870);
novelist

“As my mother says, “You give back, you don’t give up.” You can always choose to help others. If you do, it will change you.”

Susan Ford (born 1957);
author, photojournalist

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”

John E. Southard

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.”

Sally Koch

“Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968);
minister, civil rights activist

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

Charles Dickens (1812-1870);
novelist

“Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.”

Mohammed

“We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to humanity. ”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968);
minister, civil rights activist

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”

Flora Edwards

“Somebody has to train these kids. Somebody has to teach them, and if not me, who? If not now, when? We must do it. It's got to be done.”

Oral Lee Brown founder of the Oral Lee Brown Foundation, a nonprofit committed to education

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273);
Persian poet, mystic

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

Swami Sivananda (1887-1963);
spiritual leader, author, physician

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.”

Voltaire (1694-1778);
philosopher, essayist

“The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.”

Aristotle (384-322);
philosopher

“Many small people, in many small places, do many small things, that can alter the face of the world.”

Anonymous

“An essential part of a happy, healthy life is being of service to others. ”

Susan Patton Thoele author

“Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.”

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902);
influential spiritual leader of Vedanta and Yoga.

“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965);
Philosopher, Physician, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

Walter Reuther (1907-1970);
labor union leader

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948);
Indian political and spiritual leader

“Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”

William James (1842-1910);
psychologist, philosopher, author

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

Chinese Proverb

“When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.”

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873);
novelist, playwright, politician

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965);
Philosopher, Physician, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

Ndukwe Dike Kalu (born 1975);
American football player

“If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality. ”

Norman Cousins (1915-1990);
editor, writer

“Time and money spent in helping people to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.”

Henry Ford (1863-1947);
founder of Ford Motor Company

“We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging.”

Hunter Campbell "Patch" Adams (born 1945);
physician, activist, author

“Believe that there's light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you might be that light for someone else.”

Kobi Yamada Author

“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.”

Frederick Buechner (born 1926);
educator, writer, theologian

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902);
social activist

“Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.”

Henry L. Doherty (1870-1939);
Businessman

“Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.”

Helen Keller (1880-1968);
author, lecturer, activist

“Let not the tie be mercenary, though the service is measured in money. Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Up to his nest again, I shall not live in vain.”

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886);
poet

“I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.”

Voltaire (1694-1778);
philosopher, essayist

“To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success.”

Henry Ford (1863-1947);
founder of Ford Motor Company

“You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

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

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993);
actress, humanitarian

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.”

Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935);
The 14th Dalai Lama (b. 1935)

“You will rise by lifting others.”

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899);
orator, attorney, politician

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965);
Philosopher, Physician, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.”

Dorothy Day (1897-1980);
Journalist, activist

“Every day you have the opportunity to learn and experience some-thing and some-one new. Seize the opportunity. Learn and experience everything you can, and use it to change the world.”

Rodney Williams (born 1959);

“To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else's spirit whenever you can.”

Dodinsky Author

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Everyday Hero: Shawn

Shawn, a veteran, is an older man who has had a very hard life and struggles financially but has the spirit of Christmas all year long. He helps every person from fixing kids bikes to tearing out tree stumps for strangers. He feeds all the stray cats everywhere. He never says no to anyone and yet he needs help himself.…

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Everyday Hero: Becca

She feeds the poor in our area once per month by buying food from the Montgomery County Food Bank with her own family funds; she has a heart to serve others.

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Everyday Hero: Rhonda

Rhonda helps everyone. At the expense of her own finances, health, and even mental well being at times. She always goes out of her way to help her children, grandchildren, family, and the ones she loves. She is fiercely loyal, and is hard to anger. I love my mother, and hope one day to be as helpful, loving and forgiving…

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Everyday Hero: Joshua

I met my hero at an air show in Idaho. I was struggling through the end of a serious relationship with a man I loved, who was secretly addicted to pain killers. I had lost love for myself and my confidence level was at an all time low. I had lost myself. I met Joshua and we instantly became friends.…

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Everyday Hero: Unknown

An obviously impaired elderly white man stood waiting to cross extremely busy William Hilton Parkway here in South Carolina as the light turned red. Stopped for the red light, I noticed with heart in mouth as he stepped out heading across four lanes of traffic now waiting for the lights to momentarily go green. With heart in mouth, I feared…

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Everyday Hero: Karen

She has worked with people with disabilities for over 20 years. She is tireless and advocates for them all the time. She is also a person with a disability. She is my boss and is a wonderful one to have. She makes a difference in people's lives everyday and she also takes in all kinds of animals.

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Everyday Hero: St. Germain

This story cannot be told in full, nor my name or email revealed, nor the present identity of him whom Voltaire called the man never dies, St. Germain. I work for him in his role of bringing advanced healing, free energy, and basic life saving technologies to the world. Such things as cheap clean water, flashlight battery powered stoves for…

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Everyday Hero: Robert

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Hes a teacher in a town full of druggys encouraging kids to be sober at the worst school in town.

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Everyday Hero: Monica

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Dear mom, My mom is the best person ever! She is a really hard-worker and is really kind. I love my mom because she does does whatever she can to make me and my family happy. She also is helpful when she helps sick people. One time when she worked in the hospital, a person died and she revived him…

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Everyday Hero: Jillian

I want to nominate my friend Jillian. A few years ago, Jillian overcame her battle with cancer. Since then, she has been on a mission to help others using her skills and gifts as an athlete. Jillian was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Wing Chun before she got sick, but after she got well, Jillian began training…

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Everyday Hero: Karolyn

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She came 3 years ago from Puerto Rico to make a better life for her and her daugther. For a period of time she was homeless but kept on working to do better. Since she got here (united states) she have worked hard to help other people, currently she is at school studying medical assistant and she decided to organize…

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Everyday Hero: Kurt

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It is my distinct pleasure to nominate Kurt Satherlie as a hero in my life, and as a hero in the life of the countless people who he touches every day. I have known Kurt since 1986. He was a Police Detective at the time. He dated and married my college friend and room-mate. Over the years, he responded to…

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Everyday Hero: Bob

Bob is a fireman. One day, a building was burning to the ground. Even the firemen were afraid to go inside. A woman was screaming help and Bob rushed in to the rescue and saved her.

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Everyday Hero: Brendan

My younger brother is only 13 years old, and he's already one of my biggest heroes. He's the kind of kid who will drop anything to help you out. Whether it's babysitting for one of our little cousins for no pay when he knows he would rather be at the skate park with his friends, or even helping my mother…

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Everyday Hero: Sandra

This is about an amazing lady name Sandra La Day of People Supporting People in Port Arthur, Texas. She started this 15 years ago with just the pay check of her husband and the little money she was making and about 4 people in giving things. She took in children for free until the parent/parents were able to take care…

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Everyday Hero: Timmons Elementary School

Timmon's Elementary School in Ohio developed a campaign to collect schools supplies and new/slightly used books for schools in the Gulf Coast. Along with a truck full of school supplies, they collected a total of 558 books! 252 were K-2; 306 were 3rd to 5th, and they went to restock school libraries at Central Elementary School and St. Martin's Upper…

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Everyday Hero: Nancy

My teacher has done many great things, but what she has done for me is amazing! Mrs.Whitehead (as I call her) taught me that I can do anything. She always believed in me, made me feel great, helped me improve everything from good to great, while still being an awesome teacher of 23. I wanted to share that with everybody…

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Everyday Hero: Unknown

My wife and I were on vacation in France. We got on to the wrong expressway heading south out of Paris. We stopped to ask directions from a young 20 year old eating lunch under a shade tree. He didn't know English and I didn't know French, but he motioned for me to follow him. He drove 15-20 minutes through…

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Everyday Hero: Dana

While visiting our river cabin after a flood, that added 10+ feet of water to the river, an elderly woman, who was confused, and her husband, backed their car off the edge of a small highway into the muddy brown swirling water. Police and emergency people were around directing traffic and other things, but someone from the crowd went in.…

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Everyday Hero: Patricia and John

I cannot nominate one of my parents without the other. Together they are amazing. They have been married for 33 years, and have been through so much. Their youngest child, and only son, was killed in a car accident at 18, even though he wasn't driving. Crohn's disease, heart disease, Burger's disease, are just a few of the problems my…

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Everyday Hero: Alan

Alan is a wonderful man who works as a high risk obstetrician. He has saved countless mothers and babies, and he does it every day. Alan does such wonderful things every day, and he doesn't go around flaunting it. He says he's just doing his job, but he's really giving back to the community, and saving lives each and every…

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Everyday Hero: Daryl

Daryl is involved with almost every aspect of the church, area youth & local charity programs. He started a 2-on-2 basketball league for area youths to provide wholesome recreation. This past summer he brought a number of teens to Mexico to participate in "Habitat for Humanity". Once a month, he helps make 400-600 sandwiches for the homeless. Daryl can also…

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Everyday Hero: Joseph

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Dr. Joe is the most caring, helpful, and generous person in the world. Whether he is in his office or at home, he is always willing to lend a helping hand. As a chiropractor for 20+ years, he has never turned away a patient in need of treatment, even if they cannot afford it. As a father, he is always…

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Everyday Hero: Haleigh

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This past summer Haleigh (a college Junior) went on a mission’s trip to Zimbabwe! I could not imagine at her age going to a place like that with just several peers to simply “help out” Prior to her missions trip she raised funds to help with her travel and expenses and described the trip as something "God put in her…

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Everyday Hero: Keith

My father is my greatest hero. Although he is missing fingers from his left hand, is riddled with a liver disease, Hepatitis C and a Vietnam shrapnel wound that's eating his leg, he is constantly smiling, laughing, and doing things for friends and family members. He spends hours helping others even when his health is ailing, often for free. He…

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Everyday Hero: Don

Don Ferrarese, a 15 year veteran of professional baseball, has dedicated himself to community and charitable service since retiring in 1962, most notably starting the Don Ferrarese Charitable Foundation. Since starting the foundation in 2005, the organization has empowered our local youth by awarding forty-six (46) $4,000 scholarships to college bound seniors based solely upon their charitable and community service.…

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Everyday Hero: Joseph

This father of four lives by the example of volunteerism. For Easter Seals, he chairs his company's softball & volleyball yearly tournaments. He mountain bikes for charities: American Diabetes & National MS Society. He's a Ride leader for Pedro's Festival, Lanesboro. He was a volunteer at the Franklin Blades Skating School where he nurtures beginner ice-skaters. He's active at Iskwelahang…

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Everyday Hero: Anonymous Organ Donor

My anonymous organ donor, and her family, have given me back my life. At my darkest hour, and their darkest hour, they chose organ donation. They have given me 12 more years of life, anonymously.

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Everyday Hero: You-The Foundation for a better life

When I first began seeing your ad's I wondered who this group was and if it was our tax money being diverted to someone as payback for a political favor. My husband and I decided to look up "The Foundation for a Better Life" and much to my amazement it was someone who just wanted to promote better values to…

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Everyday Hero: KUNDHAN

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My hero is a small guy who always says a beautiful quote “Happiness is contagious.” He holds an Ngo “ONENESS ORGANISATION” (www.oneness.org.in) which works for the unification of people through charity. When I first met him & asked what is his inspiration for setting up an Organisation he says ‘smile is my inspiration.’ He is youngest person to lead an…

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Everyday Hero: Natalee

My daughter watched her parents marriage almost fall apart. She witnessed many stressful horrible situations. She also has to work with the person who caused our family great pain. She is very strong and has turned to God to give her strength. She has also made a decision to devote her life to helping others in different mission fields. She…

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Everyday Hero: Pam

Pam Tomlinson is the founder of Kids Defense Team. She is disabled and cannot work. I see her in pain everyday. Sometimes she stays in bed and works. She helps children all over the USA. She says she does not want to sit around and do nothing. She uses her own money to pay for the organization and pay for…

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Everyday Hero: Bill

I am just a 14 year old. My dad does not have a disease or anything like that but he is my hero. He grew up the oldest of his 3 siblings. He lived in a small town, 3 miles from one end to the other with his parents. He lived a hard life. He got let go from his…

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Everyday Hero: Kasey

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She is my mom and my hero because she helps me and takes care of me everyday. She also loves me and I hope she never leave me or my side because she is my guardian.

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Everyday Hero: Soraya

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Soraya is a Social Worker for the company we work for and a dire and touching story crossed our desks and once she heard about this patients needs, she came to me and wanted to pay this members health care dues. He is a patient that was given a dire diagnosis and was stressed about paying for his health care…

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Everyday Hero: Ismael Feneque

About three years ago in New York my then boyfriend and I were waiting for the #1 train on 191 st. It was the day before we celebrated Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. We were talking about our future and Thanksgiving dinner plans. All of a sudden we heard a woman scream "Oh my god"!! As I looked in…

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Everyday Hero: Barry

My husband, Barry Fishman, is an extraordinary man who does extraordinary things every day. He is no stranger to tragedy, yet he has incredible strength and courage, and is an inspiration to many, many people. He is honest, sincere, compassionate, generous and thoughtful. He is definitely a hero. I met my husband Barry when we were each 17 years old.…

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Everyday Hero: Dave & Lena

Dave & Lena are strong people who are helping me finish high school. It may sound cheesy being my hero and all, but they really help me with my life, and it is greatly appreciated.

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Everyday Hero: Meredith

My wife, Meredith, quit the job she loved to stay home with our four children. While at home, she couldn’t help but notice the need in our community for a mentor, guide, a friend, a coach, particularly for the younger girls. She submitted an idea based on that need to our local school board. Well, they went for it! Now…

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Everyday Hero: Nadia

My Aunt, Nadia My aunt Nadia was born on March 18, 1960. She is the third of seven kids. Throughout her late elementary and early middle school years, my aunt, Nadia, was bullied on a regular basis. She was made fun of for her ethnicity and physical appearance since she had to wear a back brace for minor scoliosis. She…

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Everyday Hero: Joe

Joe is the president of wigsalon.com, an online website that sells wigs. Over the years as a customer I have seen evidence of Joe's exceptional character and would like to share the latest example with you. Please check out the current e-newsletter in which Joe has included information regarding advances in cancer treatment that will soon make wigs unnecessary -…

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Everyday Hero: Amanda

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Amanda B. found herself in a city pummeled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She wanted to help her fellow New Yorkers in any way possible. After volunteering with the Red Cross in several areas of the city she quickly found what was to become a welcome contribution to people left without a home and many without electricity. What then…

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Everyday Hero: Bill

This is a man that needs no recognition. Always lending a helping hand while his other hand jams on the guitar and stirs the gumbo! Past the age of seventy, he is still jamming on guitar and feeding homeless people, hands on - regularly! (Must be close to a quarter million!) Known as the 'Sauce Boss' and his 501, 'planet…

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Everyday Hero: Marcia

Marcia is my mother. She took care of my father with love, compassion and a sense of humor throughout his illness, Lewy Body Disease, a type of dementia, for many years. After my father died, she began to volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association in Houston, Texas, and was named volunteer of the year. She is an eloquent spokesperson and has…

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Everyday Hero: Gloria

My hero, is my friend Gloria! Our life paths crossed about 22 years ago, while working with the phone company. During those years, of working together, I began to know what she really wanted to do in life and that was to help women, children and the homeless. Gloria spent many hours working with a local coalition that sought to…

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Everyday Hero: carol

My best friend Carol M. is the recipient of the National Jefferson Award for community service. Her story was on WAOW Channel 9 Wausau ,Wis. with her picture. I nominated her for this award as well as writing a story , "My Silent Angel" for the Portage County Gazette , Stevens Point , Wis. July 29,2012. In my story ,…

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Everyday Hero: Carla

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Carla and I met when I was still a 6th grader. She is very kind, funny, and cares more about her friends than herself. She is very forgiving and she doesn't want anyone that is new to be left out. She would always treat people to eat with no money and even though she is also broke. So as you…

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Everyday Hero: Chris

My husband is a hero to me and our two children. And a lot of other people. He will do anything to help others. And always thinks of himself last. He has a huge heart. We have two wonderful kids who think the world of him. We couldn't have asked for a better father and husband. He's been through a…

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Everyday Hero: Nichalos

Nick has raised over $800.00 dollars this year and last year in school selling bracelets for "The Swim" fighting cancer. It was his own idea to help out. He has spent a lot of time and effort and enjoyed all of it. He really feels good about helping out the people who are sick with cancer in our community. Also,…

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Everyday Hero: Carlos

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My friend from Santa Rosa American LL showed me the ropes on how to play Baseball. Other players made fun of me because I wasn't that good. He kept on pushing me to follow my goal. Because of him, I am playing in the All-Stars. He's a great friend!

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Everyday Hero: Jackeline

I read a lot of the stories written by people who have a person in their life that they consider a hero because of an extraordinary thing they have done. I am nominating my dear friend Jackie. She is an amazing woman, she is always helping others, and all I can say is that it's in her nature. Jackie also…

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Everyday Hero: Chad

My father is a wonderful man. He is a man with true values that were instilled in him when he was very young. My father has always presented himself as a strong and solid person. He has climbed his way from the bottom to reach his personal goals. The compassion that he maintains for strangers is a compassion that can…

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Everyday Hero: Mark

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Mark is a man who chose to begin a personal outreach to homeless folks in and around Taunton, MA, whether in cardboard boxes, under bridges, or in abandoned buildings. He started simply, distributing socks, gloves and personal items from his personal funds. In his "spare" time, he managed to attain his paralegal degree; he assisted those who could or couldn't…

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Everyday Hero: THE BEST OF THE BEST

THE BEST OF THE BEST Some people will be born today of a special breed The ones that are born to fulfill a need Ones that were created to save the rest Living for others is their goal and their quest They are the ones formed from a special clay Made of courage and conviction - with a debt to…

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Everyday Hero: Harold

My Fiancee Harold is my hero! I have never met a man with such a genuinely kind heart and so willing to help anybody in need without reservation, hesitation or expectation of anything in return. Whether it's a family member or friend or simply a stranger on the street he is simply there for people and he uses this amazing…

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Everyday Hero: Jena

Jena is the 2005 Miss Junior National Teenager and is a sophomore in high school. She is taking her crown, sash and title and using it to teach other teens across the nation about volunteerism and how much fun it is. For six years Jena has volunteered for the American Cancer Society and has raised over $50,000 so far. Winning…

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Everyday Hero: Richard

My Dad was very involved in the lives of his children. He was a volunteer on the Cub Scout and Scout committees for our church. He wanted the best education for his children so he ran for and was elected to the School Board in our district. He always went to school, church, and scout events. He used his vacation…

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Everyday Hero: Kyle

My hero is a man that doesn't know he is my hero. He is taking care of me from what happened to me in the past with my health. He is going way out of his way for me and he cares for me in a way that makes me feel good, that someone can do so much for you…

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Everyday Hero: Diana

She is always doing kind things for others, whether it be at home for her parents or her job. She is kind, generous and full of compassion for her clients. She takes care of special needs children and she is an awesome human being.

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Everyday Hero: Adrienne and Don

My parents have almost always been there for my sister and I but there have been times they haven't been. Adrienne and Don are actually the parents of a friend of mine and every time my parents couldn't be there or just failed to be, Adrienne and Don just said, "Come over". We had done nothing for them, my mom…

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Everyday Hero: Everyone Who Has Made a Difference.

The people who are willing to stand out and make a change will always be heroes in my eyes. It seems as though there are only a handful of these people in the world but together, miracles can happen.

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Everyday Hero: Jonas

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Jonas Skalle, a Norwegian 16 year old boy made a lifechanging choice for him and two others when he reacted instantly to a car-crash. A drunkdriver frontcollided in my town, Lillehammer. Jonas Skalle was the first person to be there, and reacted the best way he possible could to the situation. He managed to stabalize two of the persons who…

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Everyday Hero: Greg

I was at O'Hare Airport to find my business flight had been delayed by over two hours. While sitting at the gate I noticed that an elderly Japanese couple that seemed confused, as their flight had been changed to another terminal. The gate agent didn't speak Japanese. The couple could read English but could not speak it. I got up…

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Everyday Hero: Andrew

My father was raised in the projects of West New York where he met my mother. He gave up his dream of being a veterinarian to become a truck driver in order for my sister and I to have a chance at a decent life on Long Island. My father is also a volunteer firefighter and on 9/11 he and…

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Everyday Hero: Robert

My daughter's teacher had an in-house program to teach the children about "RESPECT." Mr. F. did the program and is well known here in Nesconset, as Bobby-Dawg, A kid's best friend, the creator of Team Dawg Cartoon Characters. I think that Bobby is a true super hero around here on Long Island. Not only has he had a career with…

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Everyday Hero: Betty

My grandparents are my heroes and a lot of other kids'. My grandparents are foster parents and they have had more then 50 kids! They are my heroes because they gave a chance to these kids and they gave these kids homes. All foster parents are heroes, they save childrens lives. They made a difference in one of their foster…

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Everyday Hero: Anthony

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Anthony is my son. I have been Type I diabetic for 40 years, so he was born with heart defects. He literally saved my life more than once when my blood sugar dropped dramatically. He called 911 at least 3 times (once at the age of 4). He also flagged down a police officer when he was 8 and I…

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Everyday Hero: Melanie

My ballet teacher is my hero because she teaches me about ballet and life every day. She has helped me become the graceful, persistent dancer I am today.

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Everyday Hero: Lawrence

At 25 years of age, he married a single mom with three young children ages 5,4,3. He adopted the kids within a year and raised them along with the two more that came along 5 and 10 years later. He selflessly worked three jobs for at least twenty years to support his wife and five children. They never wanted for…

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Everyday Hero: Tony

My father was an Air Force pilot. While on assignment out of the country, his office was near the runway. One day as he was looking at paperwork he watched a US plane overshoot the runway and crash, the end of the runway had a large drop off. He knew he needed to get there quickly to help. He jumped…

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Everyday Hero: Corinne

Corinne is on a campaign to teach positive social skills, character and values in schools across the nation. It is a solitary mission, but she is making headway. In EVERY school where her SocialSmarts program has been adopted, bullying has all but been eliminated, teachers are getting more time to teach because classroom distractions from unruly students has been eliminated,…

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Everyday Hero: Vince

My step dad, me, and three other people where driving to a soccer game when the truck went off the road. He was able to bring the truck back on the road, but even so the back tire blew out. It sent us flipping, and my step dad was thrown from the truck into a ditch. The other guys and…

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Everyday Hero: Mary Ruth

My mom has always been my best friend and the most loving mother and grandmother to my children. She is now caring full-time for my daddy who has lost his mind to Alzheimers. She is not even recognized by him and still performs loving service to care for him daily. I don't think I even know how difficult it is,…

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Everyday Hero: Dr. Michael

Dr Michael M. has worked with the poor in Africa for nearly 30 years. He has been in many famines and droughts and has lived with the northern nomads in Uganda and Kenya, living as they do. He has build clinics, schools, health programs and water projects. He founded The International Community for Relief of Starvation and Suffering (ICROSS) in…

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Everyday Hero: Leah

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My hero is my Alternative Education teacher at Arrowhead High School. Her name is Leah Cull, but i all her Mrs.Cull. She has helped me with school so much. Before she stepped in to help, I absolutely hated school and I wasn't getting good grades, but now I find school to be manageable and I don't dread going to school…

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Everyday Hero: Joe

The Extra Mile (or 20) One cold, winter evening last March after a shopping trip at the mall 25 miles from our rural home, my husband and I and our 3 kids headed home to bed after the mall closed at 9 pm. Nearing the turnoff to a long stretch with no houses or businesses, our engine started losing power…

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Everyday Hero: Zyena

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My hero is Zyena and she is my best friend. We met in kindergarten and we became best friends ever since. She is always trying to help people whenever she can and she is super smart. She is a perfectionist so she basically needs everything to be perfect and I've taken influence from that. Even though she now only has…

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Everyday Hero: William

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Mr Mulina is an everyday hero at my school. Aside from being a superb World History teacher, his pride and joy is the infamous Band of Blue. Our band is full of kids with not so perfect lives. we come from a minority school and struggle with bullying and conformity. When I first joined the band I was shy and…

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Everyday Hero: Angela

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My hero is Angela Civantos. She has always been a good friend since kindergarten. I feel like I can tell her anything. She's like my second sister because I can truly be myself around her, but when I'm with people younger or older than me I can't . She has made my life and me more virtuous by making me…

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Everyday Hero: Matthew

Matthew is the bassist for a band that I adore. At the end of June, he was walking to get a drink someplace when he saw a woman being hit by her significant other. Matthew told the man to stop and called the police. The man turned on Matthew and started beating him. Matthew suffered from broken bones and was…

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Everyday Hero: Lindy

My mother in law has been a true blessing, not only to me, but to immeasurable others. Lindy's entire life has been dedicated to helping others. She helps her family, and she helps complete strangers who become family. Just since I've known her, she has helped send a young man in Haiti to college; she helped a Hispanic mother who…

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Everyday Hero: Mark & Ismini

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I would like to nominate husband-and-wife Mark & Ismini Svensson to be recognized as heroes. As part of their 2013 New Year's resolution, Mark & Ismini established a goal of traveling and performing acts of kindness in all 50 states in America under the banner ’50 Acts of Giving Back.’ They started the journey when Ismini was several months pregnant…

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Everyday Hero: Luc

Luc is an angel. A selfless soul on this earth who gives his time, money, and energy the last 10+ years to a cause that is all but ignored: the country and people of Laos. A forgotten people after the Vietnam War, he founded the "Laos Foundation" to build schools for the blind. Medical facilities for the sick. Fresh water…

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Everyday Hero: Mr.

Coming home with 2 inches of snow and counting, my car got stuck going up a hill. I managed to pull into a driveway. The man who lived there came out to see if I was okay. I was shaken up, not sure how I was going to get home. He calmed me down and even invited me inside until…

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Everyday Hero: Kyle

Kyle is an amazing person. He is a young entreprenuer but is always looking at ways to help others in the community. When our young neighbor came to us with bully problems, we introduced him to Kyle (a prize winning MMA fighter) to teach him a few things. This turned into a weekly coaching session and is now in the…

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Everyday Hero: Marge

This wonderful woman, mother of five, finds the time to help her neighbors, and perfect strangers by providing a warm meal and by directing them to the right resources for their needs for more than twenty years. She is always there for people in need with her time and her money even though she is not a wealthy person. She…

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Everyday Hero: Maxine Gorman

My wife, Maxine, a nurse, is my hero. She's 24x7x365 devoted to the needs and care for others. She's responsible for the health care of 70,000 students in Prince George's County, Maryland. She's up at 5 AM and makes sure that there's staffing at 215 different health rooms. She's off to work at 8 AM and mentors to her Nurse…

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Everyday Hero: Casey

I have known Casey for almost 7 years. I first met her through basketball, when I was only in 4th grade. She was a 6th grader and she was already a phenomenal basketball player. She has a lot of confidence, but she is never cocky. She has a strong head on her shoulders and knows what she wants. She is…

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Everyday Hero: Jessica

This may sound like a strange nomination; however, I would like to nominate my daughter Jessica. She is only 5 years old but she is an inspiration beyond her years. In October of 2005, she helped me put together a donation drive for school supplies for the Hurricane Katrina victims. Our family delivered these supplies to a school district in…

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Everyday Hero: Charlie

My hero is my friend Charlie, a 15-year-old from South Carolina. To me, there is nothing more inspiring than a young person giving boxes of clothes to the needy, while having barely any himself. Charlie has dedicated his life to clothing the poor. He has given almost all of his clothes away, keeping the bare minimum for himself. He has…

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Everyday Hero: family

Your family is very important and does nice things for you. They help you in times when your down.

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Everyday Hero: Carolyn

When my daughter was in high school we went to an open house where we and all the other parents sat in our children's classroom listening to the teacher. She told us a story of a kid who she'd noticed was ostracized for being "slow". He had no friends and didn't do well in school. She hatched an unusual plan.…

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Everyday Hero: Miss Tillie

Miss Tillie is a wonderful lady who spent 20+ years with AT&T as a trainer and lived in several locations around the world, including Africa. When she retired, she became involved in consulting and working with shelters and homes for women who were battered, abused and often times addicted. She observed that the women were fine as long as they…

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Everyday Hero: Deb

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MY JOURNEY WITH THE AMAZING DEB WEBBER Just a little testimonial about Deb Webber as she is one person that sits very close to my heart and I appreciate more than words can say Deb is an amazing, inspirational, loving person with a heart overflowing with gold. Her soul is so gentle and her hugs warm your heart even on…

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Everyday Hero: Michelle

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Michelle started her own business to help people who have disabilities; everything from physical, mental, emotional, and mental. She feels that every person has worth and that in the employment arena, they tend to be over looked. She strives to help the students who attend the trainings during and after they have graduated the training system. Michelle does everything she…

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Everyday Hero: Marie

Marie P. is a wonderful young and joyful 79 year old angel who is a blessing to myself and many many others! Marie serves on almost every committee in our church. Marie helps with coffee hour and Youth Group and wherever she can provide baked brownies or cookies that are delicious and baked with love. Marie makes breakfast for our…

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Everyday Hero: Jennifer

Jennifer is a Staff Sergeant in the Army, and is currently stationed in Iraq. She has given up college twice because of the Army, but never loses her direction. She wants to be an early childhood teacher, but more than that, she wants to help the under-privileged kids. During her time in Iraq, hurricane Katrina happened. Even being there, she…

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Everyday Hero: D'elve

Growing up in Philadelphia, D'elve's childhood was fraught with sexual, mental and physical abuse. He internalized guilt, fears and anger, and found some solace in religion. But it wasn't until he began writing down his innermost feelings that he found true peace: the experience became cathartic, and a lifelong writer was born. D'elve's passion for writing dovetailed perfectly with his…

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Everyday Hero: Stephen

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I am nominating my personal injury attorney Stephen R. Krawitz. I was falsely arrested and went through many other wrong doings and this man literally came all the way from Manhattan to work with me and he saved my case by filing it for me, when I foolishly waited until the last second. He is so patient, caring, understanding, kind,…

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Everyday Hero: Dickey

My hero is my father. He grew up a country boy in West Virginia and learned a lot about life through his hard work on the farm. My mother would often tell me, "You know your father can do anything, you need to pay more attention to the things he does." It was not until I was older that I…

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Everyday Hero: Gloria

First off, I want to say I looked at the values that best described my hero, to be honest I think they all fit her. My hero happens to be my mother, the most beautiful woman I have ever met, and a genuine angel. My Father passed away when I was just 10 months old. This was way before anybody…

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Everyday Hero: Rabbi Mordechai

Rabbi Mordechai and his wife Henny have been, for the past 30 years, turning their tiny apartment into a guest house for thousands of people. Every weekend the Rabbi and his wife host meals for hundreds of guests in their small apartment. They literally cook all hours of the night to prepare enough food for everyone who comes. They also…

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Everyday Hero: Salvatore DeVito Jr.

I would like to share a heroic deed by my father, Salvatore DeVito Jr., during a family vacation to Florida. The action he did was not for fame but as a deed out of unselfishness and kindness. As you see, we were driving past a magnificent resort called the Gaylord Palms when we saw two women driving out of the…

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Everyday Hero: Patrick John Hughes

Patrick John Hughes is the father of Patrick Henry Hughes, a member of the University of Louisville band who is blind and unable to walk. Patrick plays the trumpet and his father pushes Patrick in a specially designed wheel-chair, through all the maneuvers that go along with being in a marching band. If I were to write a caption for…

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Everyday Hero: Maurice

My hero is my father. Many may think, "Well he's your father, of course he will be a hero" but he is different. He fathers other youth and helps them overcome obstacles. He mentors them when they are in need of help. He has cared for the youth in his community. He brought youth together to create a clothing drive…

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Everyday Hero: RAY

RAY, IS A FATHER TO A YOUNG MAN NAMED ZACK. A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TOLD RAY AND HIS WIFE THAT THEIR SON MAY NOT LIVE MORE THAN SIX MONTHS BECAUSE OF MULTIPLE MEDICAL CONDITIONS. 22 YEARS LATER, ZACK IS STILL ON THIS EARTH AND FOR THAT REASON, RAY STARTED A GROUP JUST FOR MEN WHO HAVE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES. RAY IS…

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Everyday Hero: Craig

I would like to nominate my husband as a hero, not only because he is a wonderful husband, but also because he is a great friend. Craig is a high school History teacher, basketball coach, student advisor and shooting team coach. He is also active in his community though his church and local fire department. He is always there to…

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Everyday Hero: Gudelia

She immigrated to this country in 1957 with her husband. Her husband ignored his health and worked himself to death to get ahead. He died in 1963 leaving her with 3 children at the age of 31. She worked in a garment factory for 30 years never making more than minimum wage. She never asked for or received any welfare,…

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Everyday Hero: Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and…

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Everyday Hero: Joanne

My hero is my mother, Joanne. She lives her life with grace, dignity, and a "never give-up" attitude. She has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since her early adulthood, and has survived four bouts of cancer. But, you wouldn't know it. She is grateful for all of her many blessings and sees suffering as part of life. She believes that her…

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Everyday Hero: Cheryl

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This is my Aunt Cheryl. She is one amazing woman. Ever since she was 16, she has been taking care of other people. She started out just babysitting little kids but when my grandfather fell ill, she took up the responsibility to take care of him, something that has turned into a life long task. However, the responsibility of taking…

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Everyday Hero: EMT

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Led by Mr. Moore, "This science based class is intended and designed for students who have a serious interest in the medical or allied health fields There is particular emphasis place upon medical emergencies. Subject areas include intensive didactic and practical experience in anatomy and physiology, medical and trauma first aid assessment and treatment, airway management, cardiology, childbirth, pediatrics, bleeding…

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Everyday Hero: My Fellow Man

Our present economic debacle succeeded in thrusting me into the dark place which is an all out struggle to maintain the mere fundamentals of survival. I began to know fear intimately on a moment to moment basis. It was easy to be cynical about the world. To blame various politicians and complain bitterly about the hated bankers and wall street.…

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Everyday Hero: Charles

Charles "CJ" Johnson, North Dallas High School grad from the Class of 1988, and for the past 15 years, a security guard. He has my vote for angel, Superman, and hero. Just a few of the reasons: * CJ began and is the sponsor of the three culture clubs at North Dallas: the African American , Asian American, and Latin…

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Everyday Hero: Elaine

Elaine is a 34-year-old single mother to over 50 children. She has one biological child, four adopted children, 3 of which have disabilities, and she has been a foster mother to over 50 kids including me. At the age of 24, she became a foster parent and began taking in teenagers nobody wanted. One of those teenagers abandoned her two…

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Everyday Hero: Michael

Michael Anthony is an extraordinary human being who has devoted his entire adult life to helping make this a better world and helping individuals be more positive. He does it for free through his wonderful book which can be downloaded at his website www.howtobehappy.org. Disappointed at a young age with the unethical, lying and negative ways of humanity and business,…

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Everyday Hero: Adam

I don't even know how many people Adam has helped since he started practicing magic tricks. Adam incorporates his message of breast cancer awareness into the dynamic magic shows he performs, free of charge, for schoolchildren and teachers in Denver. In the seven years since Adam learned his first magic trick, two of his aunts have survived hard-fought battles with…

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Everyday Hero: June

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My hero is my mother. At age 82, she not only cared for my father through his dementia and death, but she continues to help my sister and me as we deal with migraines that keep us from working. She takes us to the doctor, brings us groceries and medicine, cheers us up with e-mails and phone calls. Her own…

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Everyday Hero: Grampa and Grandma

My heroes are my great-grandparents. They were kind and simple hardworking people who came up from Georgia to give their children a better life. They weren't rich, sometimes Grandpa had work two jobs, they came from varied background and faced hate all their lives, but they were still kind to everyone. They weren't pushovers though, my grandma once broke an…

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Everyday Hero: Roy

Being the favorite of my grandpa I have gotten to spend a lot of quality time with him and have learned many valuable lessons from him as well. About a year ago my grandpa suffered from a major stroke. I will never forget when we got a phone call from my mom telling my dad that he needed to get…

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Everyday Hero: Elsie

Elsie was a mom of three boys who also took in foster children. She treated them wonderfully, and each left her care with a little savings account from the funds received for their care. Elsie was also a one woman charity -"could I have that dresser when you are done? How about those curtains?" Never saying they were for someone…

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Everyday Hero: Dr Ethelyn

My hero would never consider herself as such. Her name is Dr. Ethelyn Smith. She lives in a small town in North Mississippi. Now well past retirement age, she spends her free time fishing local lakes and enjoying raising butterflies by the hundreds in her old home. For many years this lady has helped the poorest people get medical care,…

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Everyday Hero: Bob

I cannot think of anyone who is a greater hero to us than Bob. Bob started a charitable organization in l988 to make a real and measurable difference in the lives of America's elderly through arts and music programs that they would not otherwise have any access to! Since then, Bob's organization has brought cheer to thousands of individuals across…

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Everyday Hero: Walt

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The picture is not of Walt but of shotgun Shela and I -- Couldn't find a pic of Walt to include -- but -- there's a couple on this story done about him in the newspaper recently -- fayobserverdotcom /articles/2012/09/17/1203863?sac=fo.local He and I are kindred spirits and it's an honor to call him friend! [ We've met a coupla years…

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Everyday Hero: Sanjay

Sanjay Gupta is a physician and a CNN newscaster who covered the news in Haiti and went to Haiti during the earthquake. He is a physician first and a newscaster second and he saved many lives and provided free services to the injured while he was in Haiti and spent more time treating the injured than reporting the news, although…

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Everyday Hero: Dave

No wish too large. No hero too small. Wish Upon A Hero was first conceived by founder Dave Girgenti, shortly after the September 11th attacks on New York City. From his home in NJ, Girgenti watched as thousands of people posted pictures of missing loved ones throughout the city. He thought there had to be a faster, more organized way…

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Everyday Hero: Trevor

Trevor has always been a great friend of mine. We've grown up together, going to the same school and church. He's always been a great hero of mine because of his gift of helping others. He hasn't only helped me and in my life, but others at our school. Whenever someone is feeling down, or is tired, or spiritually troubled,…

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Its not about what you have its about what you give.
Jamin Slade 3 months ago from Columbus, OH

Love this!
big H over 1 year ago from shelby

Help others. What I did before is raise 175 dollars for a man because he didn't have a heater or a bicycle. I did this because I love other people instead of myself. 8 years old=)
Trinity almost 2 years ago from Alabama

That quote really caught me. I feel way better now.
Peachez about 2 years ago from Guyana

This is a good example of the Rachel's Challenge.
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