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.Nominate Your Hero Today
Meet Our Hero of the Month
Congratulations to Sue and Gavin Morton, the Everyday Hero Contest winners for February. The Mortons recently expanded their family from 5 to 7 when they opened their doors and hearts to two teenage boys who were down on their luck...Read Full Story
Amanda MagillSubmitted by kara.magill1
A hero brings you back once hope has escaped your dreams. A hero ignites your spark, allowing for darkest nights to be seen. Heroes disguised as humans, living lives they call their own. interesting part about it, they might not even know. Tell them they are your hero, and often times you'll...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Francis Daniel CanizalezSubmitted by Norma.Trivino
In 1996, Francis Daniel Canizalez was born. Francis’ father knew in his heart that, even as a baby, his son was inclined towards music. When he sang to him, he was sure Francis was receptive. Francis’ father, himself a musician, was always playing music throughout the house. Perhaps that is how Francis developed...
Nicholas LowingerSubmitted by Amanda A.
Nicholas Lowinger is a peacemaker and hero. At seventeen, he is an incredibly compassionate young man, who has made it his life’s purpose to advocate for equality for homeless children and to engage young people to take action and make the world a better place. While volunteering at a homeless shelter when he...
MEDA TALLEYSubmitted by james t.
My wife is a foster parent for animals,and f at any given time she can have 7 dogs, 5 cats and 2 birds. Meda has taken care of a dog that has had acid thrown on her, another dog hit by a car and then shot, left to die on the side of the road, A cat that was thrown from a moving car shattering both his front lets....
Lev Kahmel MillsSubmitted by Kimberly W.
I definitely believe that there is power in one. One single person and one single act can change the lives of many. I have witnessed that some of the smallest things can make the largest impact. I would like to nominate my friend, Lev Kahmel Mills for a seemingly small impact that has changed my world. I met...
Chantay BridgesSubmitted by Chantay B.
Chantay Bridges has a long track record of doing good and alms deeds. She has been a faithful and active community member for over 20 years. She is committed to the things, people and work of needy. She continues to reach out, everything from providing help to the disadvantaged, grief/sympathy coordinator, for...
Kurt FreymanSubmitted by kaelin d.
I nominate my father, Kurt Freyman. He is a hero. He is a hero for many different reasons. My dad is a family man and a coach. He recently won Top 5 Kraft 100 in all of Canada for the best volunteer. He helps anyone, anytime. From personal issues to helping tie skates at the rink to just being there for his...
SANDY WILLIAMSSubmitted by barbara.skaggs.56
This lady works 24/7, always on call to save an animal! The only life she seems to have is SAVING A LIFE! There is NO animal too LARGE,SMALL,SICK Or Distance needed to travel she will not help! The ONLY thing she EVER asks for = Give the Fur babies a GOOD home & Donate to our cause & Shelter!
Jessica CarscaddenSubmitted by kathleen.carscadden
My hero Jessica Carscadden. At just 9 years old Jessica started the We Care Bears Project. The We Care Bears Project provides instant comfort to kids in unbearable situations. She does this by providing bags of stuffed animals to first responders, and other organizations that deal with kids in hard places, to...
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
Amy MansonSubmitted by
Amy loves to help kids find their goals and reach them. She started "Goaled Kids", a non-profit, and speaks at schools regularly to help kids dream big and then have a process to turn those dreams into goals, and go get them. As part of Goaled Kids, Amy has for a decade lead a summer introduction to track and...
Cynthia EstradaSubmitted by Norma.Trivino
Cynthia Estrada has been volunteering in her community since she was 8 years old. In the summer of 1993, she was cast in Salome Bay’s theatre production Rainbow World at the Bathurst Street Theatre in Toronto. The majority of the cast was composed of volunteer actors. Cynthia was honoured with a nomination at...
Mariah AntopiaSubmitted by Anonymous
Mariah was one of my 7th grade English students last year when she was diagnosed with a rare desmoid tumor in her abdomen, thighs, calves, and feet. She missed every Tuesday (and sometimes more) for chemotherapy treatments or doctor visits. Mariah never missed an assignment and earned the highest average of all...
Michael GregerSubmitted by
This man works harder than any one I have ever seen to research, read and distribute the information we all need to rise above the tide of ever higher numbers of people suffering from preventable diseases. He is simply amazing. He is arming those who will listen with knowledge the huge corporate agri-business...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Ricky MenaSubmitted by lovelyjerzi
Ricky Mena is a wonderful man who lives in California and for the past couple of months or so has been spending every dime he has to visit children in Hospitals, Group homes, Charity events etc... baring gifts, and entertainment free of charge. He brings Happiness and Joy to children who need it in their times of...
Octavia RobertsSubmitted by lashuntres.redmon
I have known Octavia Roberts all of my life and I must say she has not had it easy. Her mother passed of cancer when she was six years old, therefore she had to be raised by family members. However, the loss of her mother was so devastating, she rebelled against her family and ran away from home at the age of 12....
Sue and Gavin MortonSubmitted by debbiemcgrath
Gavin and Sue Morton recently "adopted 2 homeless boys " aged 16 and 18 from the streets of Atlanta. In a few months they managed to get them greencards and into school with the ultimate hope of attending college on a Soccer scholarship They truly welcomed them into their home and family and spend endless hours...
Andrew AdamsSubmitted by Stephen B.
Hello. My name is Steve Berger and I am hoping to share a hero with you. His name is Andrew Adams, he is 14-years-old and he is my neighbor. I know the family pretty well. Andrew is doing something pretty incredible and I can't believe a 14-year-old came up with such a vision. Andrew is already doing his...
Melissa BryantSubmitted by Jeffery J. Wright
I have been knowing Melissa for eighteen years.I never in my life met a strong woman like her.She went through so much but never gave up her faith in God.Before she got back on her feet she was struggling.But she still would reach out to others.Like always feeding the homeless and just giving aways her cloths...
Lisa WeaverSubmitted by Mike Doherty
Lisa turned a job loss from an executive position and an extended period of unemployment into a passion for serving others. She has worked every weekend for many years doing equine therapy for special needs children. She not only volunteers in riding sessions, she has served in multiple leadership positions...
ShaDonna McPhaulSubmitted by DeWarren McPhaul
My sister, ShaDonna M. McPhaul, is my hero. She is an active duty member of the Air Force, a single mother, and the CEO/Founder of "Mo's Heroes". Mo's Heroes is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization my sister started to help homeless veterans and their families. My sister has always been a self-less individual who...
Nancy HughesSubmitted by Nancy Hughes
Nancy Hughes is a graduate of Whitman College and the mother of three. Prior to her work establishing StoveTeam International, she was a stay-at-home mom. In 2003 she met a young woman whose hands had been burned shut after falling into an open cooking fire. Wanting to help, she transformed a small Rotary club...
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Diana CarterSubmitted by Jessy McCarty
Mrs. Diana is an Army Veteran, a mom, military wife and entrepreneur. She is a beauty pageant national director and a business owner. She encourage young kids to reach for their dreams and to never give up. She is a very positive person and amazing human being. Mrs. Diana is anti bullying advocate and support...
Amy PurdySubmitted by Leslie Brozek
This woman, a double amputee beat the odds. Given all she has been through and a 2% chance of living at age 19. A bronze medal winner in the para olympics snowboarding and a Dancing with the Stars contender with Derek Hough, she is above & beyond amazing with all she has accomplished..
Mitch ShapiroSubmitted by Carolyn Fazzari
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...
Mitch ShapiroSubmitted by Marissa Marinucci
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,...
Trish and John MezaSubmitted by Trish 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...
Scarlet PerioSubmitted by Shyrra
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...
Maud shifambaSubmitted by sanele
s of 2012 Maud Chifamba was the youngest university student in Africa. She was born in 1997 in Zimbabwe and was accepted to the University of Zimbabwe to study for an accounting degree. She began attending in 2012. She also received a US$9,933 scholarship from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Chairman’s...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Oliver RoySubmitted by Mark Jones
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...
Joe MorganSubmitted by Robyn Howarth
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...