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Heroes of the DayAugust 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.


This is my son, Christopher. He was born at 23 weeks and had a grade III hemorrhage and given a less than 5% chance of survival. He had had 5 major brain surgeries, heart surgery and eye surgery. He is now 7 and going into the 2nd grade! He has defied all odds and always has a smile that will light up a room. He is such a charmer and has all the girls wrapped around his little finger!



This is my boy Kieran. He has spastic quad and is PEG fed. He is always smiling and I am blessed to call him son. Haven’t seen him for a year. Miss him every day!



Our 8-year-old daughter Shaylee is our hero. She doesn’t let her mild spastic diplegia CP stop her from doing anything. Nothing gets her down and she always has a smile on her face. She is definitely my hero.



This is Dakota, she is 24 and my CP hero! She wakes up with a smile and makes everyday brighter. She is the sweetest and purest soul you will ever meet. She genuinely loves everyone and has a smile and a kind word for all those who cross her path. I wish everyday I was more like her!!



My son is our super hero; he is Quartz Nino Marcus Lim. My little fighter has cerebral palsy quadri spastic with GDD, HIE stage 2, microcephaly, strabismus, and epilepsy. Now at the age of 4, my little fighter can sit by himself. We’re still in progress to learn how to stand. I know that we still have a long journey to take, but together with the help of our family and friends we can do it!



This is my sweet son Daniel who is 23. He was diagnosed with CP at 5 months. He has a twin brother. He gets to attend HERO house adult center 4 days a week. He loves people and is always happy. Sweetest fella ever.



My hero is my son Ben who is 18. He loves music, playing angry birds & looking at maps.



This is my son Mark Vincent Papa who turns 5 years old today. He was born on August 22,2012. He is my hero. He was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy spastic quadriplegic with focal epilepsy, myopic astigmatism, atrophy, microcephaly, structural metabolic lissencephaly. I’m strong now because he’s the one who making me stronger everyday. His smile makes my day perfect!



This is Jay Dexter, my son and Hero. Jay was born at 24 weeks. Due to being so premature, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and has a VA shunt. He has inspired so many people because of his caring for others and a beautiful smile. He is also a big fan of Zach Anner!



This is my hero Mikey. He is 4 and has spastic quad cp. As you can see his smile is infectious!! He loves to eat, smile, laugh, and play with his big brother! This little spitfire lets nothing hold him back. He is the light of our lives and teaches us that no matter what life hands you just go with the flow and be happy!!



I would like to nominate my daughter Samantha Rae for hero of the day. Sammie is our sunshine!! She recently turned 11 and just had her first day at Middle school. Sammie has a heart of gold and shares lots of love and smiles every single day. She is a true blessing to our family. Sammie is in cheer and she loves to cheer on our school teams!



This is my son Jose Nathaniel, who is 12 years old. He has cerebral palsy.



Hi this is my super warrior Jhanna Mae Española. Jhanna is 3 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. She is Brave, Loveable, Sweet and a Fighter.



Hi, this is Angel and he is 9 years old, he was born at 28 weeks, weighed 2.1lbs and had his first surgery only 2 weeks after he was born. Angel is a fighter, but such a sweet boy at the same time, I would like to nominate my son for Hero of the Day, since he is so strong and can manage to have a smile on his face regardless of any pain he might be feeling. He inspires us and makes our world better with just a smile.



This is my daughter, Ashley, who was diagnosed with spastic diplegic CP at 15 months of age. She is now 18 years old and entering her senior year of high school. Although she struggles with muscle spasms, fatigue, and developmental delays, Ashley has a larger than life personality, LOVES the Jonas Brothers (whom she met in 2013 thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation), and can light up a room with her beautiful smile!



This is my 28 year old Brother Dion Brown. He recently came to live with me after the unexpected passing of our mother. He’s a joy to be around and keeps a smile on his face. His loves listening to soul music, which includes his favorite song on repeat “Let’s Groove Tonight” by Earth, Wind and Fire.



My husband and I are blessed with a little boy who has CP. His name is Noah and he’s 3 years old. He is unable to sit alone, walk, and had some motor delays. We just recently learned how to army crawl! Yay Noah!



This is my son Jamerious. He was born on January 1, 2014 at 31 weeks and weighed 2 pounds and 9 ounces. He spent 8 weeks in the NICU and has cp and epilepsy and also has been diagnosed with autism. He’s very smart and I love him with all my heart and wouldn’t trade him for the world. This little guy brought joy to my life and he is loved very much by his sister Tyrashia and brother Dantez. I just thank God for allowing me to give birth to my little man!



Treytan is my hero He’s 15 years old and no matter what obstacles he faces, he knows how to keep a smile on his face and keep fighting!



This is my son Jan Franz Refugio 2.5 years old with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy athetosis. Fighter Franz is our hero and a brave and strong warrior. I learned a lot from him, he shows me the true meaning of love and the importance of life. I know our journey is not easy but together I believe we can win it, that we can beat cerebral palsy.



My daugther Fabiola has spastic diplegic PC. She turned 15 years old a couple of months ago, and she is so happy and blessed!



My son, Essa Khan, just graduated from Pimmit Hills Preschool in Fairfax county. He is really smart, caring, loving, and everyone loved him at school. He will start kindergarten in September!



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