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
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Diana CarterSubmitted by Jessy Mc Carty
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...
Clara HughesSubmitted by Jennifer Gabriel
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...
Sister JennaSubmitted by Antonia
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...
Doris ParrenoSubmitted by Norma Trivino
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...
Janet ConnolySubmitted by Norma Trivino
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...
Andrea John BaptisteSubmitted by Chanel Campbell
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...
Daniel TerherstSubmitted by Austin
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...
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Azad KhanSubmitted by Shaon
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
Omolara Precy TaiwoSubmitted by Timothy
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...
Bardi Toto DrakeSubmitted by Carol Bond
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...
Mali HunterSubmitted by Renita
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...
Michael MarquezSubmitted by Tina 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. ...
Olga MartinSubmitted by Natalie
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...
Angelica MejiaSubmitted by Cristian
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....
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
The Detour Company TheatreSubmitted by Lance A. Winslow
The Detour Company Theater gives disabled adults a chance to act. The leader Sam founded it in 2000 and made several actors including me ,dreams come true. I would like them to be reconised. They are wonderful friends and wonderful heroes.
Ayse UsluSubmitted by Hetty Zwamborn
Ayse is a 2nd generation Turkish woman, living in The Netherlands, since her early youth. Like many children, living in two or more cultures at the same time, she had to overcome many cultural and other difficulties during her school time, in working places and the Dutch society in general. She married at a young...
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Sadie GraySubmitted by Nellie
my daughter Sadie is my hero because I wanted to give up so many tmes but shes the one who kept me going. she took time to listen to me when I was feeling so alone and sad. she has always been there for me in some way. she is the best daughter I have. shes my inspiration
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
James WischerSubmitted by Todd Shear
While he presents as a modest and humble servant, his passion for children stems from personal experience wherein he lived through feelings of vulnerability and fear. He became a survivor and has found his place by becoming a champion for the unheard voices of the victims of predatory child molesters....
Richard HallSubmitted by Jay Roberts
My grandfather is my hero. He will be 81 years old this week. He is a military Navy veteran that served during the Korean War. He is the most important man in my life, and has been for the most all of it, nearly 40 years now. He worked 120 hours a week to take care of his family and my grandmother when they were...
Josh SundquistSubmitted by Theresa
Josh sundquist lost his leg to cancer when he was nine years old. I have not had any kind of experiences like his. Lots of people all around the World do experience these tragedies. I met Josh in Louisville, Kentucky during the National FFA convention. He was very inspiring and motivational. His story was so...
Alicia SacromoneSubmitted by Josie Kielar
Of all of Alicia Sacramone’s heroic attributes, determination is the one that sticks out most of all. In 2008, on her balance beam routine she fell during her mount onto the beam. She did not cry and she did not waver for the rest of her routine. She got back on the beam without skipping a beat...
Emily RaleighSubmitted by Alexis Neuville
As a senior in high school, Emily Raleigh wrote a short book to her younger sister, an incoming freshman. This book taught her sister the ins and outs to surviving high school and told her to be the best person she could be. Her family told her to publish this book, but she wanted to do something a little more....