Families can be heroes, too.

Celebrated on May 15


Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. ~Jane Howard

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. ~Mother Teresa


Stories about Family

My Grandpa

By: Brianna Rasmussen
Brianna's grandpa is helping out around the house while she and her brother are home due to COVID-19.


By: Laura Nietzer
Laura's hero is her sister-in-law Marianne, a nurse who is helping patients with the coronavirus.

Grandma Herring

By: Kaila Herring
A Boomer grandmother teaches her Gen Z granddaughter simple pleasures.

Should've, Would've, Could've: Paul Gagner

By: Katherine
Katherine's dad Paul Gagner is a fearless rock climber.

Mansour Azimipour

By: Sara Azimipour

Sara Azimipour's hero is her father, Mansour Azimipour, who began making money for his family in Iran at age 9.

Breaking the Silence

By: Nella Virga
Nella Virga advocated for a cochlear implant for her daughter, who became the first child under the age of two to receive one.

Aaron John David

By: Mary Joy
Mary Joy's hero is her brother, who provides a good example to follow.

MacGillivray Family

MacGillivray Family founded the non-profit MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation.

My Son, Mattie J. T. Stepanek

By: Jeni Stepanek

Denise Buchner

By: Oliver from Redwood Meadows
Denise Buchner is a hero to her son, Oliver, because she helps people in Third World countries.

Dan & Amy Eldon

By: Kathy Eldon

Dan & Amy Eldon are not only Kathy Eldon's children; they are also her heroes. 

Valdez Family

By: Carina from Sultana
The Valdez family shared their home to those in need.

Catherine Malonza

By: Keegan Malonza from San Marcos
Catherine Malonza saved her brother's life.

Derwin and Tori

By: Ian from Woodland Hills
Derwin and Tori gave Ian, and other kids, a chance at a better life.

Budi and Peggy Soehardi Roslin Orphanage

By: Wendy Jewell and David Kemker
Budi and Peggy Soehardi Roslin Orphanage provides a loving home to care for displaced and orphaned children in East Timor.

Malick Seck

By: Seck from Dakar
Malick Seck is respected by his community and family for his humanitarian works, and his wisdom and dedication.


Family Hero : Joneice by Doug Miller

By: Doug Miller

Happy mother

By: Assiatou Ngom from Senegal

The Road Was Paved By Us

By: Michael Mahue Moore

Raking Leaves

By: Doug Miller

Love of a Father

By: Hutton McKenna

My Brother Ebbie

By: Ashlee Cohen of Taft High School

My Parents

By: Chris Palacios of Taft High School

My Mom and Dad, My Heroes

By: Valerie

My Sister

By: Mariah T from Newark



Producer: Amadou Kagal Ndiaye
Sidy is an unstoppable force.

Yellow Woman - A Hero Report Excerpt

Producer: Betty Bailey & Camille Manybeads Tso
Camille Manybeads Tso tells an inspiring true story of Native American Heritage.

Two Weeks

Producer: Lori Nelson
Parenthood is not as easy as it seems.

The Light Tower

Producer: Po Chou Chi
This story honors parents who support their children to make their dreams come true.


Organizer created on 4/10/2013 8:55:19 AM by Becky Miller

Last edited 5/11/2020 5:44:08 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel