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Heroes of the DayMay 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.

Isabella

Isabella
This is my daughter Isabella who is 9 and she is my hero. She was born at 30 weeks and ended up with a stage one brain hemorrhage which caused her cerebral palsy. She also has diplegia of her hips and legs. She is a very loving girl who wants to help others even if it means she will be in pain. She doesn’t let anything stop her from trying.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charlie

Charlie (1)
I would like to nominate my hero Charlie. He turned 11 on Wednesday. He is such an amazing person who can light up an entire room with just his smile. He makes me proud every single day. I love you Charlie.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ysabelle

Ysabelle
I’m from the Philippines and this is my five-year-old daughter, Ysabelle. She has cerebral palsy. Thank you so much. God Bless.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bella-Skye

Bella-Skye
I would like to nominate my beautiful daughter Bella-Skye, she has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. She is the most feisty & determined little girl who puts a smile on everybody’s face.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dilan

Dilan
We’d like to nominate our handsome hero, Dilan. He’s our 9 year old boy who was born at 28 weeks and has a mild case of cp. We’re so blessed to have him in our lives. We call him our trooper/fighter. He’s had 2 surgeries to correct his walking and one of them took 8 hours. After surgery, he was not allowed to put weight on his legs for 1 month. He’s a big fan of Sylvester Stallone and all of his Rocky movies. Lives by the quote “it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”. Loves to play basketball, boxing, karate, soccer, pretty much everything. He never says “no I can’t do it”, always tries his best and never gives up. He loves to sing, dance and hopes to become an actor someday. He’s super intelligent, funny and sarcastic. Is loved by everyone of all ages (literally). He’s got so much patience and is such a character. There’s so much more we can say about this little guy. We can practically write a book! He’s our inspiration and a great role model to everyone!
 
 

Zoi

Zoi
I want to nominate my beautiful daughter, Zoi. She was diagnosed with CP at 2 years old. Zoi is amazing and works so hard to keep up with her friends on the playground! She loves acting and dancing!
 
 
 
 
 

Dane

Dane
I would like to nominate my son, Dane, as hero of the day. Dane is 25 years old and has mixed CP (all 3 forms) but has overcome so much! Some people never meet their hero, I gave birth to mine!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parsa

Parsa
This my boy Parsa and he’s 4 years old. He is very sweet and very loved.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brooklynn

Brooklynn
My daughter, Brooklynn, is 14 and is my hero. She has overcome so much.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rayaan

Rayaan
I would like to nominate my son, Rayaan Moodley, as the Hero of the day. He is 4 years old and has spastic diplegia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cory

Cory
I would love my little boy Cory to be Hero of the Day. He is nine and has severe cp and battles every day. Now, he has liver and bad chest problems, but still gets on with every day with a massive smile. I have never felt so much love from a little boy.
 
 
 
 
 

Ryan

Ryan (1)
My first-born son, Ryan, is 8 years old. He was born at 29 weeks gestation and has spastic diplopia cerebral palsy and autism. Despite this, he never fails to put a smile on my face!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Daniel

Daniel
Daniel graduated Sunday from Eastern Mennonite University with a degree a Congregational and Youth Ministry. He graduated cum laude! He was born at 26 weeks. He has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He has defied the odds and we are so proud of him!! He also turned 22 on Wednesday, May 11!
 
 
 
 

Kinsley

Kinsley
I would like to nominate my daughter, Kinsley, for hero of the day! She was born with spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy but she lets nothing stop her! She goes to therapy twice a day, Monday through Thursday, and never is cranky or complains! She is the light of my life and is loved by so many! She is truly a fighter and is determined to walk!
 
 
 
 

Jamari

Jamari
My grandson, Jamari, is 8 years old and he has CP. He is our miracle from God.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Talya

Tayla
This I’m my beautiful princess Talya who was diagnosed with CP at 18 months. She just got her new wheelchair in preparation for her upcoming supramalleolar osteotomy surgery, which will see her in cast for a while. She just passed her latest assessment and apart from been partially blind in her left eye and relying in her wheelchair, she has grown into a beautiful, intelligent little girl.
 
 
 
 
 

Josh

Josh
This is my brother Josh and I. He should be a hero of the day because he is always on the bright side of life. He was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and CMV (Cytomegalovirus) when he was 9 months old. No matter how many surgeries and hospital visits he has had in his 26 years of life, he never stops smiling and enjoying life.
 
 
 
 
 

Ryan

Ryan
I’d like to nominate my son, Ryan, a 25 wk micropremie twin diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He is the heart and soul of our family. He is a jokester and likes to make people laugh. Always with a smile on his face, nothing keeps him down. He is an inspiration and truly my hero.
 
 
 
 
 

Brookie

Brookie
This is Brookie, she turned 5 in April and is living with spastic quad CP. She’s not only a warrior but truly lives each day to the fullest. Our family motto is “Impossible is Nothing”. Her smile lights up the world. Please follow her journey at her page, Smiles for Brookie, you will fall in love with this little munchkin!
 
 
 

Emily

Emily (1)
This is Emily. She has a heart of gold. She doesn’t let her disabilities stop her, but uses it to encourage others. She went through four shunt (brain) surgeries in October and November 2015. A total of 6 surgeries in a little over a year and each time we left the hospital, she was always smiling.
 
 
 

Sterling

Sterling
I would like to nominate my son, Sterling, for hero of the day. Sterling is 15 months old and has spastic left sided cerebral palsy with hemiparesis, dysphagia, and his 7th chromosome has a double and is a mutation. Sterling was diagnosed at 10 months old. He is the light of our lives. In his short life, he has already been through so much, but he still smiles no matter the situation. He has already proved the doctors and physical therapist wrong several times, we were told he would never walk but our precious baby boy is walking with help! He is a fighter and has been since birth, Sterling is our superhero!
 
 
 

Parker

Parker
My son Parker Fulford was born at 23 weeks 5 days. He just turned four in February. He has spastic quad cerebral palsy, is deaf and has low vision. He never stops smiling!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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