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.
I would like to nominate my son, Ryan, who has spastic quad CP. He always has a smile on his face and has squeals of excitement and laughter. He brings joy to all he comes in contact with. He’s always been known to be a ladies man, even at a young age, flirting by flashing that smile and batting his long eyelashes. He continues this at age 22! The thing that’s most admirable is that with all his medical issues, numerous surgeries and almost losing his life following a surgery, he always has a great attitude. Even through the pain and fear, he has a smile that melts your heart. When he’s hospitalized, the nurses come into his room knowing they’ll get that smile to make their day. Even nurses that aren’t assigned to him! He is a beautiful person with a beautiful heart. He is always a hero to us!
This is my son Z’Mari Hart. Cerebral Palsy never keeps him in a bad spirit. He’s the most charming, handsome little boy. He’s very smart and loves to read books. He’s truly the superhero of our family because no matter how tough things are, he always has that bright smile that takes all your pain away. My hero, Z’Mari.
My amazing son Josiah is my hero. He was born at 28 weeks weighing 4 pounds 6 ounces and has Spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. He has had 2 hip surgeries and recently had a Mickey button placement. He is a wonderful happy boy, just turned 8 years old. Josiah has taught me the true meaning of love and life. I couldn’t ask for a better son. Josiah is my everything!
This is my hero, Taylor Grace, who is 12 years old. She had a stroke before she was born. The doctors said she would never walk, talk or show emotions. She doesn’t use her left hand and wears afo’s on her feet, but she is my hero everyday!
I would like to nominate my daughter, Celia Rae. She was born on 9-6-95 and was diagnosed with CP shortly after. She passed away in March of this year. She loved to laugh, eat, spend time with our family, and Tim McGraw. Her death was a shock to us all, having no other issues besides the CP. We miss her everyday. It has been a total change in lifestyle, after devoting 20 years to her happiness. I hope we succeeded in that aspect. We love you Celia, and always will.
I would like to nominate my hero, my son Ahmahry as hero of the day! Ahmahry turned 13 in June and was given only a “4 month” prognosis. He’s our blessing, our miracle man!! Our real life Superman! Ahmahry was diagnosed with Cyto Megalo Virus two days after he was born, with this diagnosis the doctor said “your child could pass in days but definitely wouldn’t survive after four months of age,” then they said, “it would be best to just put your child in a home before you and the family get attached.” I thought to myself they must be crazy. Ahmahry has a lot of ailments and has gone through numerous surgeries but he still smiles and continues to show how awesome God is. He continues to encourage all the members of his family and friends to get up and give life everything you got with that huge smile of his! Ahmahry is a real life hero!
I would love to nominate my little man Brody, who is 3, for hero of the day. He was born with a part of his brain missing (ACC) and at 8 months was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cp. He is my hero. He has such great determination and courage. His smile is infectious. I am so proud of him and so blessed to be his mum. We are from Perth, Australia.
This is my hero Camren. My little fighter beat so many odds that were against him. I had RH disease which caused his liver and spleen to overwork because my body was treating him like a virus and trying to kill him by breaking down his blood cells. He came at 36 weeks with enlarged organs, severely anemic and oxygen deprived resulting in his cp. He has been doing therapy since he was 3 months old and has orthotics. He also has adhd, aspergers, developmental delays and severe anxiety. He is a fighter everyday and is becoming stronger as time goes on.
This is my hero Amber Ryan. She is my beautiful daughter of 23 years who has taught me how strong a person can be no matter the struggle. She has Cerebral palsy, epilepsy, is bipolar and schizophrenic but no matter what, she has never given up.
I would like to nominate my friend Dr. Colin Bober for the CP Hero of the Day. Colin was born premature and was diagnosed with CP. Throughout his life, he has used a walker and wheelchair for mobility. Despite the challenges, Colin graduated from high school with honors, learned to drive an un-adapted vehicle, went to college and law school at the University of Oklahoma and is now a 27 year old licensed attorney in the State of Texas. What makes Colin truly special is that he formed an organization designed to be the voice for others while encouraging them to use their own. As the group president, he and the University were successful in making privately-owned Greek houses accessible for students with disabilities as well as increasing building access and campus safety. He is remembered by many faculty, staff, and administrators at the University for his bright smile, unwavering positivity, and commitment to service toward others. Colin continues to advocate for children with disabilities today and he is a hero to many!
I would like to nominate my sister Marie as the hero of the day. She’s one of the strongest people I know. She was born with CP and was put up for adoption. She died and came back to us after suffering horrible seizures and is now 16 years old still smiling and the most positive person I know. She’s been through so many surgeries and so many struggles, but she’s always smiling and trying to make everyone happy. I love you baby girl and am so proud of you. You deserve the world.
I would like to submit my daughter, Madison, for hero of the day! She was born at 26 weeks, a micropremie. She suffered a grade four IVH a few days after birth. She was diagnosed with CP, right side hempalegia just before her first birthday. Madison is now four years old and is truly amazing. She has determination and a strong will. I believe there is nothing she cannot accomplish or achieve because of this. Madison inspires me everyday and is truly my hero!
I would like to nominate my favorite super hero, Avery, for hero of the day. Avery has CP as a result of shaken baby syndrome when he was six months old. He is now 5 years old and is so happy and motivated. He attends pre-k class half days and loves it. He cannot speak but is in therapy to learn to communicate. He loves the outdoors. We adore him. He is a fighter and very outgoing.
This my daughter Athena who just turned 13, and she is my hero. She has been through a lot in her life and has overcome many obstacles. She has spastic quad CP and she keeps smiles on our faces and lots of love in our hearts.
My son Kieran should be hero of the day. Along with cerebral palsy, he also suffers scoliosis, microcephaly, dystonia, heart disease & chronic lung disease. At 12 years old, he has already endured nearly 70 major surgeries yet he still laughs and giggles 24/7. My pride & joy always! Just recently, he started cycling a trike after being told 12 years it wouldn’t happen!