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Heroes of the DayJune 2016

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.

Cyra

Cyra
Hi, I would like to I’d like to nominate my daughter, Cyra, as hero of the day. Thursday, June 30th was her 9th birthday. Cyra Devine was born with Hydrops Fetalis (non-immune) @32 weeks in June 2007. She spent 13 weeks in the NICU before coming home. She has been diagnosed with CP and Dystonia. Cyra loves being active and enjoys her swimming pool, riding her bike, pony riding, swinging in the backyard with her baby sister and playing baseball with her team. Cyra is very smart in school and is regularly on the honor roll. Her smile lights up every room she goes into. Cyra is truly our hero. Love Mom, Dad & baby sister Mikayla.
 
 
 
 
 

Stephen

Stephen
I’d like to nominate my handsome little man Stephen who was just diagnosed with Spastic CP at 5 months old! He’s truly my strength and my hero! He’s such a happy little guy after all he’s been through.
 
 
 
 
 

Sayla

Sayla
I would like to nominate my daughter, Sayla Marie Cain, for hero of the day. She is 8 years old. She has endured surgeries and daily pain. She does it all with a smile and has true southern sass. Over the past year she has gotten so much stronger and we can’t wait to see what her life brings!
 
 
 
 
 

Oliver

Oliver
I’d like to nominate my son, Oliver, for hero of the day. At 9 months old and only 3 days after receiving his diagnosis, he decided to surprise me by sitting up by himself with the of his ball pit. Looks like he’s going to kick CP’s butt!!
 
 
 
 
 

Megan

Megan
I would love for my daughter Megan to be a hero of the day, because that is exactly what she is. All moms, dads and caregivers are heroes as well. Thank you for this great network!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Navia

Navia
Hello, this is Navia and she is my hero. She is 12 years old and was born at 1 lb 12 oz, 6 1/2 months early. She was born with CP, Epilepsy, and Scoliosis among other things, but despite all that God has blessed her to be my angel and my hero.
 
 
 
 
 

Christopher

Christopher
This is my hero, Christopher. He and his twin sister were born at 33 weeks. Christopher was diagnosed with CP as an infant. He continues to make progress. He loves school and everyone who knows Christopher loves him. He will make your heart smile. He is a blessing to our family and to the world.
 
 
 
 
 

Lekedric

Lekedric
This is Lekedric Wallace. Lekedric was born with Cerebral Palsy. He’s a bright, bubbly young man. His smile is one like no other. He has severe developmental delays, but interacting with him, you’d never know it. He’s brought so much love into the lives of many, especially mine. Lekedric was only given until the age of 6 to live, but today is Lekedric’s 19th birthday! Help me wish Lekedric a happy birthday and nominate him as our hero!
 
 
 
 
 

Jayden

Jayden (2)
This is 6-year-old Jayden. We were told he would never walk, talk or eat, but he can do anything any other kid his age can he just may have to find a different way to do it. He has changed us all in so many ways. This is his first year in baseball, and it just melts my heart to see him put so much effort into something.
 
 
 
 
 

Gavin

Gavin
I would love to share my son Gavin as hero of the day. He never ceases to amaze us with his determination and drive. He loves with such a huge heart and strives for greatness! We are humbled by his unassuming and non-judgmental view on life. Gavin, you are amazing!
 
 
 
 
 

Eva

Eva
This is Eva May, and she is my hero!!! She goes through so much daily and always manages to have a big smile on her face! She’s had so many operations, intense physio everyday, and she amazes me!!! She just took her first steps the other day! I love her so much…she’s our world!!!
 
 
 
 
 

Zachary

Zachary
I would like to nominate my grandson, Zachary, for Hero of the Day. He was a beautiful baby, who at 18 days old got spinal meningitis and encephalitis, which caused brain damage. He has CP, and is legally blind. I feel blessed that God choose me to raise him. He is the joy of my life. He shows me what unconditional love really is.
 
 
 
 
 

Austin

Austin
I would like to submit my son, Austin Cooper Blackwell, for hero of the day!!! He is a fighter! Not only battling CP, but also HLHS and pulmonary hypertension and chronic lung disease! But can you tell that by his smile? He has a smile on all the time and it brightens my life!
 
 
 
 
 

Jamari

Jamari (1)
This is my son Jamari, he is a twin and was born at 31 weeks weighing 3 lbs. He’s such a fighter! He can’t walk on his own for a long period of time. Jamari loves school and making new friends. He’s the sweetest boy ever!
 
 
 
 
 

Autumn

Autumn
This is my granddaughter, Autumn. She is in the 3rd grade, and I would like to nominate her as “hero for the day. Autumn was born at 24 weeks and only 2 lbs. 15 oz. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at a little over 2 years old. Doctor said she only had a mild case; they said it affected her left side, she is unable to walk yet and has very little use of her left hand. She has to exercise, so she exercises on her WII Fit Plus, Nothing holds this little girl back from at least trying something. She amazes us all the time.
 
 
 
 

Danielle

Danielle
I would like to nominate Danielle for hero of the day. Danielle is thirteen years old and was diagnosed with CP at age 3. She is always smiling and brings joy to anyone that enters into her life. Danielle works so hard to be better. She is such a great helper with her little brother. She’s my hero!
 
 
 
 

Justin

Justin (1)
Hi, I would like to nominate my son, Justin. Justin is an 11-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy. Justin was in NICU for 3 weeks, he was born with a fractured skull, and he wasn’t responding. 7 hours after birth his brain started to seize. I watched my little guy suffer and I couldn’t do anything about it. All I could do is pray. Little Justin is a fighter. In addition to CP, he’s been diagnosed with Lennox Syndrome seizure disorder. He takes daily medications. He isn’t able to swallow thin liquids, he’s on a purée diet and he also has a G-tube. He’s in therapy five days a week, PT, OT and SP. He also gets 6 weeks of intensive therapy, 3 weeks during winter break and 3 weeks in summer break. The Dr thought that Justin would be a baby with no function but he has proven them wrong. Justin is able to sit up and walk with support. He has a contagious smile that no one can ever take that away from him. My son is my hero; I’m so blessed to have him.
 
 
 
 

Himanshu

Himanshu
Hi, I am Sujata from Nepal. My son Himanshu has Cerebral Palsy. He can’t do anything by himself but I think I can win the world by his smile. I am also a single mother who takes care of him. He likes to play games, and is happy to go outside, and he loves to travel. He is my gift from God.
 
 
 
 

Dylane & Dylan

Dylane&Dylan
Happy 13th Birthday To My Twins, Dylane and Dylan (6-12-03)!! Dylane took this picture of them and I love it!! The way she looks out for her twin brother Dylan is priceless. They are teenagers going to the 8th grade and I’m so proud of them. Thanks Dylane for always helping me look out for your brother. She protects him. I feel so blessed to have Gemini twins being a Gemini myself. I thank God that my Dylan and Dylane are both healthy & happy!! I love you two. Keep smiling…Enjoy Your Special Day, love Mom.
 
 
 
 

Mandie

Mandie
I would love to nominate my daughter for Hero of the day..Mandie was a fighter till the end and has endured more that anyone I have known in her battle..Mandie passed away on 7/30/15 she was just 25yrs old…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Keith

Keith (1)
Hi all, this is a picture of my grandson Keith Lewis. He is going to be 11 years old on June 11th. Doctors told us he wouldn’t live and look at him now! Wow! He is such an inspiration to our family. He has severe CP and he cannot walk, talk or sit up by himself. He is in the 4th grade. We are so proud of him. Thanks so much for showcasing all our heroes of everyday!
 
 
 
 

Derek

Derek1
I would like to nominate my 23 year old son, Derek. He has spastic quad CP and has caught up to his age, but has physical limitations. He has had many surgeries and just had one in May that will lay him up for 10 weeks. But despite everything, he always has a smile and great outlook. He is in college right now to become a math/science teacher for a middle school. He is very courageous to face whatever comes his way. He is also a twin, but his twin has the same CP and much more severe. I just wanted to nominate him for how far he has come and how much farther we know he’ll go.
 
 
 

Anam

Anam
I would like to nominate my son Anam to be Hero of the day. He was born at 27 weeks, weighing about 2 pounds. He was diagnosed with CP at 7 months due to the umbilical cord that was tied around his neck and his brain lacked oxygen and the left hand side was damaged. He can’t talk or walk but has the most contagious laughter ever and adorable smile. He’s my gift from God, I love him sooo much.
 
 
 

Anaya

Anaya
I would like to nominate my daughter Anaya for the Hero of the day. We are from Puerto Rico and Anaya has Left Hemiparesis even though she is very active and happy all the time!! Mommy, Erick and your sister Alyah love you!!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rain Chanel

Rain-Chanel
I would like to nominate my daughter, Rain Chanel, for Hero of the day. She was born 05/05/05. She was born with craniosynostosis due to not moving in the womb so her pallets fused together. She died twice after birth and was in the NICU for 3 weeks (pretty remarkable). She was not diagnosed with CP until about 15 months old. They don’t know what caused her to have CP. They kind of threw their hands up and said “We’ll call it Cerebral Palsy.” She’s legally blind and “deaf”, has NO form of communication, tube fed, walks a little with a walker, chews her hands like chew toys and beats her head every chance she gets. However, she’s an absolute Angel and loves to cuddle, play, laugh, and beat on everything like drums. If the music is loud enough she hears it and that’s her favorite. She smiles like the sun and has eyes as big and deep blue as the ocean. She changed and saved my life from her physically abusive father. She truly is my hero!
 
 
 
 

Keith

Keith
I would like to nominate my brother Keith for being our family’s strength. He has CP and we just celebrated his 50th birthday on April 1st.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shannon

Shannon (1)
My daughter Shannon was born at 24 weeks. She is my Hero everyday. Shannon is an amazing young lady who enjoys music, outings and fun. She is one beautiful young lady.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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