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Heroes of the DayApril 2017

Each month, we receive hundreds of submissions from families all over the world, sharing their stories as well as photos of their children. If you would like to feature your child as the Hero of the Day, send us a photo of them to our Facebook page.

Alyssa


My daughter, Alyssa, is my hero. She does not let her many challenges get in the way of her happiness and has a way of making those around her happy! My girl lights up a room with her smile and inspires others with her positive attitude and determination. Even though she suffered a stroke that resulted in cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a feeding tube, she will not allow her disabilities to define her. She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes and continues to shatter barriers along the way! I am so proud of her and all she has accomplished!
 
 
 

 

Kyda


I’d like to share my 11-year-old daughter Kyda who has CP. She always wanted to do boxing and was so happy that her school has a boxing club that she can join. That brings her smiles and joy.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Amber


Amber is my youngest daughter. When I came back for vacation because I work overseas, my wife told me that Amber didn’t know how to smile. I always tell her to keep smiling because papa and mama will take good care of her and she doesn’t need to worry. After a day we saw her smile. It’s my pleasure to share my daughter to the world even though she has CP. We love her so much. Our love of Amber is unconditional.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Billie Jean

Billie
This is Billie Jean as Red Riding Hood on world book day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sophia

Sophia
This is my grand baby, my light and love, Sophia Rose. I’d like to nominate her for Hero of the Day. She has CP and many other challenges. She inspires our entire family everyday with her strength and determination. She is our hero…everyday!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Makayla

Makayla
This is my 7-year-old daughter Makayla Moore. She was born 2 months early and diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy at age 1. She’s very energetic and loves to talk and play with other children.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Reese

Reese
My name is Reese Moore and I am 1 year old. I have cerebral palsy and I recently therapy and I’m improving very well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Kylie

Kylie
Here is my daughter Kylie, she is a senior in high school this year! She has spastic quad CP. She took 3rd place at MN state adaptive bowling last year, she’s smart and has a ridiculous sense of humor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sienna

Sienna
I’d like to nominate my daughter Sienna who is 14 months old. She was born 12 weeks prematurely & has spastic quad. Her & her twin light up the room with their beautiful blue eyes & huge smiles!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Amal

Amal
She is my daughter ‘Amal’ which means HOPE. She is going to be 4 years next month, can’t even sit. But she our hope is the reason we feel alive. My wife is a super hero to take care of our daughter so nicely.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Waleed

Waleed
My beloved son, Waleed suffering from cerebral palsy is my hero in this life at the age of 9 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Alletta

Alletta
This is my sister-in-law Alletta Everett and she is 44 years young. She loves people, loves to laugh and enjoys “talking” on the phone. She is a friend to almost anyone she comes in contact with. I would like to nominate her for hero of the day, but she is my hero everyday. She made it when doctors and specialist swore she wouldn’t live more than a year when she was born. Thankfully today, technology is much more advanced and there are more treatment options available than when she was growing up.
 
 
 
 

 

Caroline

Caroline
This my beautiful daughter Caroline, who was born with CP. She is 15 years old, is in dance and of course she is my hero.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Ryland

Ryland (1)
Ryland is 3 years old. He has Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy as a result of HIE (a traumatic brain injury that occured during his birth). Despite multiple surgeries, being non-ambulatory and non-verbal, Ryland has truly come a long way in the past few years in therapy, and has developed his own form of communication. He is such a silly, happy little guy and always lights up every room he is in!
 
 
 
 

 

Noah

Noah (4)
My hero is my son Noah. He works so hard all of the time doing exercises, therapy and has had major surgery, but still is able to smile and go with it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dora

Dora
This is my 17 year old beautiful daughter Dora that has cerebral palsy and scoliosis. I just got her back from Vietnam in January 2016; she had been out of my life since age 6. She is an absolute blessing in my life. She’s going to have a back operation soon to straighten out her spine and I’m going to try to get her dislocated hip fixed. Two hospitals said they wont do it, so I’m going to Shriners next. I would travel the whole world to get her hip fixed I just want to post this picture of her to let parents know to never give up hope for their children!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Isaac

Isaac
This is my grandson Isaac James who is 4 years old. Isaac has cerebral palsy along with other disabilities. He is such a ray of sunshine. He amazes me daily with his determination to overcome all obstacles with a smile on his face.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Hallie

Hallie
This is our little Hallie; she is definitely our Hero as well as our little miracle fighter. Hallie has Dystonic Cerebral palsy, which causes muscle spasms, hypertonia, pain and falls, she also has Global development delay and Sensory issues but nothing will stop that smile. At 2 years 8 months Hallie hasn’t said her first word and we are praying for another miracle, just to hear this. Love from her proud Mummy + Daddy.
 
 
 
 

 

Kavante

Kavante
I would like to feature my Godson Kavante for hero of the day! He’s 12 years old non-verbal wheelchair bound, trach & feeding tube needed. He loves ABCs, 123s, colors (his favorite is red), and Disney movies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Bud

Bud
This is Bud Marshall. He is my son and he had cerebral palsy. He passed away April 4,2016, when he was 24 years old. He will forever be our Hero in our hearts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Maya

Maya
Hi everyone my name’s Maya I’m 4 years old and I have something called Septo optic dysphasia which means when I was born I had a stroke and it coursed many problems, such has optic nerve problems cerebral palsy down my left side and I can not see plus many more things, just wanted to say hello to everyone!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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