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Heroes of the DayMay 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.


Hello this is my daughter Tatiana Roldan and she has cerebral palsy. She is my life, my breath, my soul and my heart and my special gift from God. This pic is Tatiana and her date Jason. They have a good loyal bond and he respects her with love and kindness. Please share this with the world!



This is my amazing nephew Curtis Deshawn Weldon. Today is his Birthday!! He is such a joy to have as a nephew. He makes everyone that meets him smile with love and joy. Deshawn isn’t able to walk yet but he can talk and throw footballs. He loves to play football and watch his cousins play football. He enjoys everything about life.



I have a diploma in computer engineering and right now I’m working on my Bachelor of Technology in computer engineering.



This is my grandson Jake who is 5. Smartest, funniest person I’ve ever met. He’s my Hero for life!



Alfie Lee Holmes is 3 years old and has diplegic cerebral palsy. Alfie loves Mister Tumble and he likes chart music and his favorite thing is walking around the home with his frame.



I would like to nominate my sister, Jessica Quarles, who sadly passed away in May 2007 from neglect due to failed home health supervision. My darling sister, how grateful I am to have had you in my life.



This is my grandson, Vinny He is nonverbal and in a wheelchair but his smile lights up any room. We just celebrated his 10th birthday and I can honestly say that he’s my Hero!



Hero of the day: Christopher Daniel recently celebrated his 21st birthday! A constant inspiration and motivation in so many people’s lives in the big Apple, especially Mommy’s!



This is my handsome 13-year-old hero, Lucas! He has a smile that can light up a whole room!



This is Ariarna, and she’s 5 years old. She has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy, tube fed, is registered blind and partially deaf, and has hip dysplasia and kyphoscoliosis. She’s always happy and smiling, she’s my hero!



This is my son, Alex! He’s my hero every day! Alex was diagnosed with CP and epilepsy shortly after birth. He has a sister, Katya, and his grandmother has been his caregiver for many years. He’s 24 now and loves sci-fi, fantasy, and comedy. His therapies include aqua therapy, horseback riding and massage. He’s self-motivated and wakes up at 9 am nearly every morning without needing an alarm clock! I love this guy!



My son Phillip is my “Hero of the Day” everyday. Phillip’s due date was 9-11-01. It turned out to be a very tragic & distracting day for everyone & as a result, Phillip suffered a severe brain injury during birth. His diagnosis is Spastic quadriplegia CP. He’s been through a lot in his 15 years, but he keeps on smiling & has the most contagious laugh ever. We love him to the moon & back!



Her name is Kshitija Rathod, she’s 15 years old. She loves to listen to melodious songs, and she laughs a lot. Her sixth sense is beyond imagination. My mom used to do physiotherapy to her, But she left because it is very hard for her to take my sister to that centre.



I would like to nominate my daughter, Tamika Jade Kruger, who is such an inspiration. She has CP and is a spastic quadriplegic. She had an Intrathecal Baclofen Pump implanted on the March 18th and she has not once cried or been discouraged. Our little cyborg super hero!



This is my hero, my son Eric. His smile melts my heart and we laugh at each other all the time. My life and the lives of everyone he meets are better because he is who he is.



Hey guys, I’m Kelsey and I’m now 20 with Spastic Cerebral Palsy. I nominate myself to show that success and a happy life is possible with hard work and determination. I’m currently finishing a double honours degree in University and hope to pursue research for CP. Treat your uniqueness as a blessing. You were born the way you are because you can handle it. I’ve learnt that it’s okay to ask for help and that regardless we all need help sometimes.



This is Mikayla. She is 13 years old. She has spastic diplegia CP and cannot walk or stand unassisted, but she doesn’t let that get her down. She loves to read. Harry potter is her favorite series of books. Everyone she meets just falls in love with her. We sure love her to pieces!



This is my son Teagen. His smile is contagious.



This is my hero Luis. He can’t walk, talk or see but he fills our lives with so much love!



This is my daughter Alissa. She has been my hero for 17 years. Alissa was 8 weeks premature and weighed 2 pounds 1/2 ounce. She has CP and a neuromuscular disease. She is also in high school, loves Barney the dinosaur, is very loving and has a great sense of humor. She is a bright light, an innocent girl who loves with all her heart. Alissa will capture your heart if given even a small chance. I love her so much! I could go on for days! Thank you for your site! It is so nice to see the other adorable kiddo’s out there.



My CP hero is my beautiful daughter, Samantha. She was born with spastic cerebral palsy, which affected all four limbs. Until the age of 5 she walked with the use of a walker and braces. She has had two surgeries to do tendon lengthening, and is now in 11th grade and doing wonderfully. Every obstacle she faced, she did with a smile on her face. She is definitely my hero!!!



I would love for my son Tommy to be the Cerebral Palsy hero of the day. He is 20 years old and he has severe Cerebral Palsy and is blessed everyday to get to go to school and do activities. He is my true fighter because at 3 years old they said he wouldn’t make it another year, yet here he is.



This is 8 year old Samara She is the Queen of the house, fashionista and off the cuff comedian! She has taught us perseverance, determination, and will to succeed



Please nominate my little beauty Madilyn as hero of the day! She’s a true inspiration who gives it her all everyday and works harder than anyone I know! She wasn’t really able to hold anything or move it for that matter and now she’s made so much progress after a week of botox. She’s a 28 weeker that was diagnosed with PVL at 2 months because of the 5 cysts on her brain. Then, diagnosed with CP at a year old. She’s now 14 months and she is holding her head up so much better and using her arms to push herself up. I know she’ll be crawling in no time!



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