Who Is Your Hero?

Enter your hero story in our Hero of the Month contest.
Each month we will select an everyday hero as our “Hero of the Month” and share their story on our website and newsletter. We may even feature them on a new billboard in our nationwide campaign.

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Meet Our Hero
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Congratulations to Danielle Johnson, the winner for May. Read how Danielle goes above and beyond the call of duty as a special education teacher... Read Full Story

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Mitch Shapiro

Words cannot capture the spirit of empowerment, kindness and good will that Mitch Shapiro embodies. Ten years ago Mitch started the Foundation for Sight and Sound after having been with the Foundation Fighting Blindness for a number of years. Mitch has Usher Syndrome, also called deaf-blindness. He began wearing hearing aids at a very young age and now has two cochlear implants; he is also going blind. Mitch is the most capable person I know! Mitch runs the Foundation for…

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Mitch Shapiro

I really don’t even know where to begin. This summer I was honored to receive an internship opportunity through my University and I began interning at the Foundation for Sight and Sound. Just a few short months ago I didn’t know what was in store for me. On my first day, I met Mitch Shapiro, the founder, president and CEO of Foundation for Sight and Sound. It didn’t take long before I was able to see how amazing Mitch is.…

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Trish And John Meza

Trish Meza, President/Broker of Go Green Realty Inc. All profits GO to your nonprofit. California's philanthropic residential and commercial real estate brokerage. Trish Meza is turning her real estate brokerage philanthropic for "the people." Go Green Realty Inc. mission is to heal California one close of escrow at a time. Trish is expanding her brokerage virtually throughout the State of California and is NOW recruiting experienced licensed real estate agents. Trish is an advocate for mental illness and sees the…

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Scarlet Perio

She is my hero because she is there for me no matter what. She is like a big sister to me that shows leadership. She always makes me laugh and smile when I'm down. We do everything together. She cares about her family and friends very much. She also supports me with everything. She believes in me when nobody else does. She protects me and everybody else. She is very confident and she taught me how to be yourself.This is…

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Maud Shifamba

s of 2012 Maud Chifamba was the youngest university student in Africa.[1] She was born in 1997 in Zimbabwe and was accepted to the University of Zimbabwe to study for an accounting degree.[1] She began attending in 2012.[1] She also received a US$9,933 scholarship from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Chairman’s Charity Fund.[2] Chifamba lost her father when she was 5, in 2002, before she started first grade. By that time, her mother was suffering from cancer and could not care…

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Oliver Roy

My Hero is a homeless man Oliver Roy is a native Washingtonian and a divorced father of four boys, two of whom has special health care needs. Mr. Roy recounts those early years when he focused on raising and providing for his four boys to the point of having to give up his job as a computer technician. As he struggled through uncertainty and homeless, he never considered giving up because he was raised in the foster care system and…

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Joe Morgan

My hero is my best friend, the love of my life & my soul mate. I guess you can say he's your average Hero considering he is a Firefighter but he's done so much for me and the community that makes him such an unbelievable man. Not alot of Firefighter's get recongized, and I believe they should because it is them that run into burning buildings to save you and your family. It is them that leave their families and…

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Clara Hughes

Winter sport? Summer sport? Clara Hughes is an athlete for all seasons. She’s one of the biggest stories to emerge in Canadian sports, and she’s not finished yet. A six-time Olympic medalist in cycling and speed skating; she’s the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games. For Clara, success means more than earning medals. It means having a voice and using the opportunity to reach out and help others. After winning gold in…

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Sister Jenna

Sister Jenna is the founder and director of the Meditation Museum, a non-profit organization which has been active in Silver Spring, Maryland since 1997. It features interactive displays of various faith traditions and offers tailored training sessions providing tools for personal development. The Museum hosts a variety of conversations, workshops, special presenters and meditation sessions on a weekly basis which are attended by approximately 200 people per month. All course offerings are free to the public. The workshops address challenges…

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Doris Parreno

After having some cramping in her stomach, having a little blood come from her nose on a regular basis, and feeling tired every day, my friend Doris Parreno decided to go to the doctor for a routine physical. She had a mammogram and in November 2011 was diagnosed with breast cancer, Triple Positive, Estrogen Positive, High Grade, DCIS, Invasive, and Aggressive Carcinoma. Doris was sure there had been a mistake because she was always relatively healthy, she never smoked or…

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Janet Connoly

I met Janet Connolly when I got my first REAL job. My first impression was that she would be one of those tough supervisors. But as I got to work with her and as time passed, I got to know her well. And as it turns out, Janet had a heart of gold. She may have given people the wrong impression because she sometimes appeared to be grumpy. Its just that she had had a hard live. Really, Janet was…

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Andrea John Baptiste

Andrea JohnBaptiste is an intelligent, poised, and well-versed businesswoman with excellent communication skills, positive outlook and pleasing personality that enhances her natural leadership qualities. She inspires not only myself, but many others that are surrounded by her. Always staying humble and true to her caring character. She is able to break from the norm, challenge the status quo, make that tough decision as CEO of her company (Axum Management Capabilities, inc.), and not allow failure to dampen her spirit and…

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Daniel Terherst

Daniel is my hero cause he has done so much for me. He is a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He talked me into joining the fire Dept and taught me almost everything I know. He is always showing me stuff and helping me with anything I need. He works extremely hard making sure everything is taken care of . he does above and beyond what he has too. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed…

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Azad Khan

MY father is my hero. Whatever i get and learn from my life all the credits goes to him. Still I am unable to fulfill my father's dream, I pray to God, Please give me the power to see my father's smile and make him to be proud as I am his son. Shaon Khan

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Omolara Precy Taiwo

She is beautiful, intelligent, creative, active minded, nice. She is my role model, she has the spirit of love, she once told me that love is the most beautiful thing nd told me a story about a family which comprises of three(father, mother and their child baby gairl)who meet three friends, wealth, prosperity and love. The family were askes to choose one of the friend, the dad suggested wealth, the mom sugestes prosperity and the baby suggested love, the decided…

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Bardi Toto Drake

Bardi Toto is the most amazing giving woman I have ever met. She is a NY Times Best Seller, of a book Titled Thinking Upside Down Living Rightside Up. Her new book is The Power of Asking. Voted #1 Must Read book of 2014. She founded gratitude lifestyle magazine and is the founder of gratitudeclothing and kidsforgratitude which I hear she is launching this week. She is all about Gratitude and Integrity. She is known all over the world for…

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Mali Hunter

Mali runs the most successful recording studio in the world TreeSound! She is a Big sister not only to the stars but to the interns and all the staff. She put her singing career on hold for 10yrs to learn the biz and help Treesound become the PeaceFull echo friendly place that it is solar panels and all! She feeds over 1-2k people a month and is the most humble person a celeb to celebs bringing yoga and organic food…

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Michael Marquez

My husband, Michael Marquez, is so much to me! He is the main bread winner for my six children, Serra, Laura, Grace, Greg, Mary, Luke and I'm a stay-at-home Mom. My husband helps me care for our special needs son, Greg, who has Down syndrome. Michael is a children's liturgy of the word volunteer at our church. Michael also has a 26 year-old-son who has been going through a very rough time in his life. It would mean the world…

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Olga Martin

My hero is Olga. She is the present of the international non-profit organization SOI-Street Heroes of India. She gives her love, energy and enthusiasm to help street children in India to recover from trauma and abuse and to empower them to live their greatest potential. She transmits her light and love to those who need it. I appreciate deeply that she supports these children without judgement while being present with her unconditional love and her joy. Her organization can be…

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Angelica Mejia

My hero is a great women with many ideas. she inspires not only me but about 6 other rooms each full with about 20 kids each. she motivates us to do our best and be our best. she is one person that believes in us even if others have given up. she is part of a club known as key club which raises money for charity. she is one amazing teacher. and one amazing women. she has changed a lot…

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