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.
Good afternoon. My son Allen would have been 17 today. He passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning. He was the only surviving triplet born at 25 weeks. Even though he suffered from multiple disabilities including CP he was the happiest, most loving child you would ever want to meet. He was our heart and taught us so much. He loved to sing and Lady by Kenny Rogers was his favorite. I wanted to see if he could be the hero of the day if at all possible. He brought so much joy to this world I want to share that with others.
My son recently had his very own prom with his sister as his date and I am so very proud of him. He is my absolute blessing and hero of my life. I could never imagine life without him! Way to go my sweet Zachie!! Mama loves you!
Lauren Thompson is a 2-year-old little girl with cerebral palsy, microcephaly, and hypoxic Ischemic encephalopathy. I was told she wouldn’t live past 2 years old, I also was told she wouldn’t do anything but Lauren is growing, and smiling every day. I thank God for her life and my family loves on daughter and continues to pray for her healing.
Hi, this is my handsome son Ian (aka) the Bean. He was born 10 weeks early has Cerebral Palsy, he just turned 23. I’d love to have his photo on your site, to be a hero for a day. He is and always will be my HERO! Thank you!
This is a picture of my son Jonathon who turned 33 in January. Jonny was born at 30 weeks weighing 3 lbs 2 oz. He wrote a book called Life in a Wheelchair when he was in high school and he LOVES the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bulls! This picture was taken at his annual baseball tournament that was started by Jonny’s cousin Eric which raises money for people with disabilities in our area. Jonny loves being on his computer he is also a big fan of Dave Matthews!!
I would like to nominate my brother Scott Doxtator as my hero! Scotty was tragically killed along with our parents in an automobile accident on Easter Sunday 2014. He was full of life and taught us more than any other about how to love unconditionally. My Hero Scotty, my Angel!
This is Sela. Sela lives at La Misión para Niños, The Mission at Carmen Serdan, an orphanage in Baja California, Mexico for children and adults with special needs. As an infant, Sela was abandoned. She had suffered much of her life, but continues to bring contagious joy to all those she meets. Many of the staff at The Mission consider Sela to be family. I’m privileged to say she has become one of my very best friends. She meets many young women and changes their hearts with her laughter and bravery. I would like to nominate her to be the hero of the day.
This is my Daughter Estrella but we call her Strizzy. She was 1 lb 11 oz born at 28 weeks. She is now 19 and graduated class of 2015! She had been diagnosed with spastic CP sever scoliosis and seizure disorder. But that does not stop her from loving life and smiling everyday! I put my career on hold to care for my little girl full time and it had been one of the best decisions I have ever made!!! Colorado has a program for parents like myself to care for there loved ones in the privacy of our own home!! I have been with PASCO for 13 years now and I am 100% dedicated to Strizzy care. Thank you so much for letting us share our pictures and story with you and I love seeing all your little warriors also!!!
Here’s a picture of my 24-year-old son, Brian. He was born with CP. He is the happiest child ever. No matter what the circumstances, from blood draws, botox injections to any of his numerous surgeries, he always has a smile on his face. Best attitude ever!
I’d like to submit my son to be CP hero of the day. His name is Avery and he was born at 25 weeks weighing 1 lb 3 ounces. He was diagnosed with spastic hemiplegic CP at 13 months old. He’s now 3, going to school and continuing to amaze us every single day!
I would like to nominate my daughter, Eliza for hero of the day. Eliza is a bundle of joy to be around. She brightens the room with her beautiful smile. Eliza was diagnosed with CP when she was 8 months old. When she was born she had a seizure and had to be resuscitated and I am proud to say that she has not had any more seizures and just said her very first word a month ago. I’m glad I was chosen to be her mother. She is my push when I feel hopeless.
Hi!! I’d like to nominate my son Jianni, who along with CP has 5 other conditions including epilepsy, and is the strongest and bravest boy I know! He deals with so much but always manages to find something to smile about! He’s my hero!
Hello. I would like you to meet Aiden. Aiden is a 5-year-old diva that always wears a smile. In fact her nickname is “Smiley”. Aiden is the one that people look to when they want to give up. Some question why she smiles so much because they see the HUGE milestones in her way. I believe that Aiden’s smile is her way of letting me know that she will be ok. I believe that it’s her secret weapon on days that I am feeling down. My mom was diagnosed with Cancer about 4 years ago and many days it was the fact that Aiden fought a silent battle just as she did that made going on much easier. Aiden is truly my hero as well as so many others.
I would like to nominate my grandson Shawn as hero of the day, he inspires me everyday to keep moving forward. Despite everything he has going against him like a stroke before birth, cerebral palsy, autism, seizure disorder, and nonverbal and he doesn’t let anything stop him from doing what he wants to do. He is my hero!
I would like to nominate my son Atiba Clarke, who was born with cerebral palsy. Lately he’s been going through lots of surgeries back and forth to the hospital, now he’s going through a lot of after effects which is very painful. But despite it all, he is so humble and so strong always with a smile on his face, I’m so lucky God has given me a special child like him. He inspires everyone including me. He’s even written an autobiography titled “Unexpected Words from a Gifted Angel,” he’s touched so many hearts.
I’d like to nominate my son Rhys who, despite limited movement in his legs, loves scoring goals in soccer. He even does it with his foot that wears the splint. We are so proud of his determination and effort. As you can see by the pic, he loves his fishing too.
This is my granddaughter Ti’Yana Robinson. She was born at 29 weeks and weighed only 2lbs 13oz. She has an identical twin that passed away while still in the womb and doctors wanted Ti”yana to stay in longer to help her grow. Through all this my grand baby is now 11 years old. She’s nonverbal wheelchair bound and the doctors say she’s blind. But the good LORD upstairs has the last say, so she is my HERO and MIRACLE baby always and forever. NaNa loves u Miss Ti!
This is my grand daughter Selena and she has cerebral palsy that affects the left side of her body. She is 13 years old and was 2 pounds 1.3 ounces at birth. She has had 2 hip surgeries and she can walk with a walker.
This is William Andrew, he is my nephew and my CP Hero everyday! He is non-verbal, non-mobile and has a g-tube to be fed!!! He is 5 years old and has a twin sister and new baby sister!!! He lights up our world. He loves music and his mommy, daddy and papaw making funny sounds.