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Who Is Your Hero?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on our lives. A grandparent or parent, an uncle or aunt or maybe even a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us About Your Hero
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Karen Sanders

My mom is my hero because she's caring and has been supportive of me my entire life. Even though I was a very difficult teenager and even though at the time I didn't like her decisions about my life, I now realize that she only did what she thought was right for me. She has always been there for me, sometimes she...

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Caleb Ross

My hero is my son Caleb. He has been through so much in his 11 years of life. He was diagnosed with autism about 5 years ago. His life has been a struggle. Beyond his diagnosis, his family life has been very stressed. He is so smart, intelligent, loving, caring and just totally awesome! He is an inspiration to me...

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Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

My hero is Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. He was our former president Of The Republic of INDIA. In his child hood he used to distribute news papers. During chilled hood there teacher taken them on beach.Where he seen a flying birds. This inspired then to fly in skies. This dream they achieved through Indian Space...

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John Paizis

John Paizis is the founder and director of PASW - a performing arts program for adults with disabilities. He has dedicated his life and the past 30+ years to providing career opportunities for the disabled. He's never once asked for recognition of his accomplishments, but I am here to call him a champion. This...

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Lionel Richards

Whenever I'm sad he always makes me feel better and has a sense of humour that makes me feel better about myself

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Dr. Craig Smith

Dr. Craig Smith is a present day change agent! His willingness to sacrifice and to give of his time, talent and his treasure is reason alone for this nomination. Dr. Smith has overcome extreme odds and accomplished with many black men have not, he survived the streets and became a doctor. A product of public...

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Daniel Slack

Hello, I would like to nominate my fiance, Daniel Slack, as a deserving person in need. Not only does he put his new family first, but he gave up his success, education, and areas of his employment for me and my children. He is my knight in shining and my muse that inspires me to be better than just a victim of...

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Latanyia Clah

My hero is my twin sister. She's been here with me ever since. She's been there when I had my first broken heart. She's been there when I need someone to talk to. She help me through my months of sadness. Now she's here helping more on my school work. I listen to her, she listens to me. I love my sister, friend,...

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Dani Rasmussen

My hero is my mom because she is has done so much and been through so much and she is still the best mom ever, and she would do anything for her kids! One reason why I chose my mom is because she is strong like batman, just like batman she is both mentally and physically strong, because when she was younger her...

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Great Grandpa Ford

He was an inspiration to his whole family and friends in so many ways. He was compassionate about life. He would say "live well and make good choices because you only have one life to live". No one was a stranger to him. You always felt loved and excepted. Through his Navy service he learned the value of...

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Elliot Morin

I would nominate my son Elliot. Elliot has overcome a lot of barriers in his young life already. At 18 months he was diagnosed plagiocephaly and torticollis. Since they caught it too late, we started physical therapy to help fix the issues. During this time we also noticed additional issues of his speech....

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Emma Coffer

My hero is my best friend,I know it already sounds like I'm just being nice but not entirely, this girl has stopped me from taking my life more times than I can count,we are about to have our summer between 7th and 8th grade I met her in 6th she's always been there for me and had my back,I never knew you could be...

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Jesi Stracham

On January 18th, 2015 Jesi was in a motorcycle accident. She died twice being resuscitated, along with obtaining a spinal cord injury, but this didn't stop her. She started living life more in her chair. Making every negative into a positive, she fought her paralysis day and night. She has competed in numerous...

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Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Ashley is my boss. (I know, crazy for an employee to rave about their boss.) But Ashley is truly one of the most amazing women I have ever met. Her dedication to the foster care system and the Pinellas County Community is like nothing I have ever seen before. After growing up in the foster care system, Ashley...

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Claudia Hernandez

My hero is my mom. She has been there for me when no one else has. She understands me and she is there to listen to me with whatever I need. She is the one I go to for anything and everything, like a best friend. She is the one that I can count on. More like a mom she is a best friend to me and I've already...

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