Feb
11
2018

Meet the first Gerber Baby with Down Syndrome (2018)

The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest’s start in 2010. Cortney Warren said she entered the Gerber contest on a whim, after a relative pointed out an ad seeking submissions. After posting a […]

Jun
30
2015

How a Family Car Wash Has Changed the Lives of People With Autism

Like many people with autism, Andrew D’Eri had a hard time finding a job. Then, his father, a veteran entrepreneur, and older brother, who had recently finished business school, had an idea: What if they opened business employed mostly by people with autism? “We wanted to build … an example big and bold and out […]

Sep
19
2014

Hero Artist’s Work Lives On

“Paul Smith, born in 1921 with severe spastic cerebral palsy, learned to use a standard typewriter to create beautiful pictures that from a distance resemble fine pencil or pastel drawings. Paul died in Roseburg, Oregon in 2007.” -Via YouTube

Aug
14
2014

Hero Ex-SVP : “Walgreens has “dream goal”, …10% disabled workforce within five years”

A Truly Uplifting Story Randy Lewis has an incredible story to tell. “It’s the tale of how a man who led logistics at America’s largest drug-store chain, supporting it as it grew from 1,600 to 8,000 outlets with the most advanced logistics network in its sector, did so while giving job opportunities to thousands of disabled […]

Jun
27
2014

Hero, Local Veteran Gives Back

Dave Flowers is a local hero making a huge difference. The Dave Flowers Foundation was established for the purpose of providing critical support to veterans underserved by current public and private veteran support programs. The Dave Flowers Foundation is focused primarily on veterans of WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict. The service area […]

Mar
16
2014
Jan
16
2014

Hero Teenager Shares His Philosophy

“Being brave is not supposed to be easy.” Sam Berns gave this speech just before he passed away. This particular quote is one of many that I will always remember. If you have not already watched this video about Sam’s philosophy for a happy life or his documentary, “Life According to Sam”, I would encourage […]

Nov
20
2013

Hero Young Lady Shares her Compassion

Watch and Share this sweet story. Honest and compassionate, this little girl and her sweet family will inspire you to give love without holding back.

Nov
2
2013

Hero Teammates

“Eric Hernandez dreamed of playing football and scoring a touchdown. Gateway (Aurora, Colo.) head coach Ashour Peera wanted to help Hernandez fulfill his dream, but he would have to work for it. “I wanted to help bring his dream to fruition, but I told him he couldn’t play if he didn’t practice with us,” Peera […]

Aug
6
2013

A Hero in Memory — Jon Eric O’Connor

A hero is gone but never forgotten. Jon O’Conner lived an honorable life and will be missed by many. For those that knew him, he was “always the most gentle voice in the room — that didn’t mean he backed down or took a back seat –but it had the consequence of him being heard. […]