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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Congratulations to Drew Elliott, the winner for April. Read how Drew (with the help of a clever waiter and his mom) decided to turn a rejection of his friendship into an outpouring of friendship that is still going strong today... Read Full Story

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Jessica Metzger

My name is Brianna and I want to tell you about my best friend, Jes. Jes Metzger was a member of the US Air Force and was tragically taken from us on 03/15/14, along with three others, due to a car accident in Wichita, Kansas. They hired a driver to avoid drinking and driving and he suffered from a medical condition while on the road, causing the car to go out of control. Jes grabbed the wheel in attempt to…

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Jason L. Russo

Jason L. Russo is my hero in life and in the legal world I was falsely dragged into. Jason has been the light at the end of a tunnel of darkness and the most wonderful attorney I have ever met. He is extremely hardworking, dedicated, reliable, honest, and more importantly - he is a kind person at heart. His character is solid and he does what he says, means what he says. I was the victim of 3 false allegations.…

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Alyssa Ellis

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 year, she has always made me smile and will continue, and even when I am down she knows what to…

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Carrie Pierce

This young lady is the leader of the Veterans AGAINST The Westboro Baptist Church. She takes a stand against those people who picket military funerals. She puts in so much time and effort making sure that word gets out about the Westboro Baptist Church and helps people organize peaceful counter protests to block them from military funerals and other things. She has put together an army of people of all walks of life and backgrounds to take a stand against…

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Loubeth Chavero

She just gave birth to two bubbly young men, but she is a mother of 5 more little ladies. She is our aunt. She is the cause of what we are today and what we will become in the future that lies in front of us. She is the person we go in times of trouble, bewilderment and our success. The person why we try our best every day. The reason why we can still smile despite the failures in…

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R.D. Nay

My husband is a wounded retired Iraq War Vet. He recently retired in July 2013 with multiple disabling injuries. 20 years ago he was a young man playing college baseball at Georgetown College with the dream of getting his chance to play in the MLB. After playing two seasons of baseball he left college, before he had a chance to speak to MLB scouts, to pursue what was more important to him...defending our nations freedom. He sought out a Marine…

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Jason L. Russo

Jason L. Russo is my hero in life and in the legal world I was falsely dragged into. Jason has been the light at the end of a tunnel of darkness and the most wonderful attorney I have ever met. He is extremely hardworking, dedicated, reliable, honest, and more importantly - he is a kind person at heart. His character is solid and he does what he says, means what he says. I was the victim of 3 false allegations.…

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Jonas Skalle

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 was hit by the drunkdriver. The drunkdriver lost conciousness and was not breathing. Jonas pulled him out of the car…

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Dennis Cohen

Dennis Cohen, our esteemed director and president, passed away on August 22, 2012. Mr. Cohen, a prominent educator, spent forty years mentoring thousands of children who flourished in the Community High School, Teaneck, NJ. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Dennis Cohen grew up as a classic “city kid,” spending all of his time and summers in New York City where he attended Brooklyn College and worked delivering groceries, driving a taxicab and as a lead poisoning inspector for the New York…

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Beth Leonard

My wife Beth has been a real inspiration and soul mate too me as well as a loving and nurturing mother to our 2 young daughters. Unfortunately my career has moved our family throughout the Midwest and with my wife being a successful Real Estate broker she has had to start her career from scratch with every move. Beth could have said "No way, I'm not moving I have a career here" but she takes the challenge every time. In…

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Holly Fiscus Florenza

Holly has never spoken a word in her life! The only sound she makes is laughter. After 22 years of silence, by using a keyboard Holly has broken the silence! As Holly learned to communicate slowly typing away she decided in 2012 that she wanted a platform to teach about love. Holly has co-written lyrics to a beautiful song, "God Will Sing You Home", and published a book "Just Because I Can't Talk Doesn't Mean I Don't Have Anything To…

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Linda Honnold

Linda Honnold is inspiration and very well stands for your entire list of values. She is kind hearted, charitable and compassionate. She is an avid volunteer and organizer and among many others has become a cog in the wheels for the volunteer organizations in Jacksonville, FL. Linda can keep a large group of other volunteers running smoothly and spends a great deal of time volunteering with races. She is involved in the Dona 26.2 Marathon, the MS Society bike run…

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Eric Vander Loop

My hero is my teacher Mr. Vander Loop. I choose him because he is so inspirational, and does amazing things for people! He also does a cancer benefit called Unless. He calls it unless because of the book the Lorax, by Dr. Seuss. This year it is the sixth year of the cancer benefit. Over the last couple year the benefit has improved so much, here are how much we raised each year: 2009: $3,000.60 2010: $7,738.29 2011: $11,725.00 2012:…

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Brielle Wiley

I am the President of The Carol House, a non-profit organization that provides housing relief to women with breast cancer who have lost everything due to their illness. The concept of our organization is the brain child of my late sister Carol, who lost her seven year battle with breast cancer in October 2011. We recently received our non-profit status with the IRS this past December and are currently finishing up writing our business plan. When this is complete we…

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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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Nicole Gleeson

"A true hero is not measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." There are so many reason why My hero is someone I hold close to my heart. She is someone I admire and look up to with each passing day. My older sister, Nicole is the hardest working person I've ever known. She never stops trying to better herself and to help others. My sister works 40 hours a week at McDonalds…

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Sirivella Prabhudas

He is my real hero in my life...I inspired a lot...he is having very good attitude...he is my childhood friend...at the time of 8th clas his mother was expired...his mom told everything about life...upto now he is doing everything in good manner..he is a good dancer..he speaks politely with everyone..and his father get 2nd marriage..he s facing many problems..eventhough he s fighting with his life...and the most important thing about him is,he is a postive thinker..having good knowledge...he will motivate…

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Nate Schimmel

Nate is the most passionate, determined, caring, live life to the fullest individual I have ever met. He embodies all the characteristics of a hero. He started a nonprofit that raises funds for fellowships for wounded veterans, Big Red Challenge, and is constantly empowering and motivating others to follow their passions. He has provided me with so many amazing opportunities that have changed my life and continues to help me grow. On top of all of that, he is pursuing…

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Harold (Raspy) Maze(Rawls)

Harold Maze, or Raspy Rawls known to many has always been an outstanding individual. Not only is he inspiring but he is a determined leader who doesn’t understand the word no and impossible. My personal experience with Mr. Rawls has been far from few. He has not only pushed me to better myself, but he has also supported me as I climbed higher and higher up the ladder of life. When I was down and I felt as if I…

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Isabel Roderiguez

My hero its my mom. I see her like the most perfect woman in the world. I wish to be just like her one day. She is so simple and strong. She has that courage that everyone should have. I see her like my hero because i think she is amazing. also she is so honest when she has to tell you something she goes directly to your face. I admire her because she has been so strong.she was strong…

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