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 of the Month

Congratulations to Karen Warner, the Everyday Hero Contest winner for September. In 2009, Sherry helped start Grace Rides, a nonprofit that gives those with special needs the opportunity to interact with horses and benefit from therapeutic riding...

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INSPIRATION

Mariah Antopia

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...

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HONESTY

Michael Greger

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...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Ricky Mena

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...

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INSPIRATION

Octavia Roberts

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....

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FAMILY

Sue And Gavin Morton

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...

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GIVING BACK

Andrew Adams

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...

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ENCOURAGEMENT

Melissa Bryant

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...

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RISING ABOVE

Lisa Weaver

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...

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CHARITY

Sha Donna Mc Phaul

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...

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COMPASSION

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...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Diana Carter

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...

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MOTIVATION

Amy Purdy

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..

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INSPIRATION

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...

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GENEROSITY

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,...

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LOVE

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...

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APPRECIATION

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...

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ACHIEVEMENT

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...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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...

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SACRIFICE

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...

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OVERCOMING

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...

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DEDICATION

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...

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ENCOURAGEMENT

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...

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ENCOURAGEMENT

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...

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CHARACTER

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...

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COURAGE

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...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

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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LOVE

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...

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DETERMINATION

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...

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HELPING OTHERS

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...

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DEDICATION

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. ...

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