Keep on moving forward

Keep on moving forward

My niece, Victoria, is my Personal Hero. She has a rare form of cancer in her arm that was misdiagnosed at first so the surgery to remove the tumor was unsuccessful at getting it all.

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My Husband, My Hero

My Husband, My Hero

My husband David is a saint. He has been raising two grandsons for 12 years.

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Living Each Day With Gratitude

Living Each Day With Gratitude

I've overcome a lifetime of bullies/challenges/obstacles to achieve my goals when others had already counted me out.

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Honoring Moms

Honoring Moms

As we celebrate Mother's Day today, we honor all the strong and loving moms, grandmothers, and other powerful mother figures.

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Making a difference by giving back

Making a difference by giving back

In 2011 I created a charm bracelet for my sister for Christmas and I loved doing it. The following year a friend told me about a little boy being treated at the Hospital for SickKids® in Toronto Canada.

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Volunteering with passion

Volunteering with passion

As we finish off National Volunteer Week and celebrating all those heroes that donate their time, energy and resources to a worthy cause, I wanted to highlight a very special volunteer that recently received a Volunteer of the Year Award.

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Personal Hero - Paul and Pauly Avila

Personal Hero - Paul and Pauly Avila

Paul Avila was faced with a very big change in his life 19 years ago when his son Pauly was born autistic and blind. His story, however, is not one of despair but of love, hope and amazing kindness!

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Personal Hero - Dylan Leslie

Personal Hero - Dylan Leslie

We can learn so much through the strength, wisdom and determination of children. Our struggles can sometimes seem so heavy but somehow little ones have a bigger way of looking at life to see the full picture.

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Personal Hero - Ashley Sherman

Personal Hero - Ashley Sherman

I decided that I can't change for anyone. The people who don't accept me for who I was, and didn't want to be seen with someone who was different didn't deserve to be an important person in my life.

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Personal Hero - J. Chris Toushan

Personal Hero - J. Chris Toushan

You know how sometimes someone unexpected crosses paths in your life and you instantly form a connection? I believe we are meant to connect with these people.

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Personal Hero - Tayrin Tapia-Torres

Personal Hero - Tayrin Tapia-Torres

My vision is to be a safe space for individuals who have been victimized by sexual violence and provide them a first step towards internal healing by creating support groups and workshops within the Western New York community and abroad.

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Personal Hero - Molly Stapelman

Personal Hero - Molly Stapelman

Ryan's birth signaled the beginning of an unexpected journey for Molly and her family. One that could have resulted in frustration and pity but instead turned to outreach, acceptance and a quest to unite.

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