Battling Boredom

December 3, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

Doug Pepper was about to have a liver transplant, but all he wanted were nachos and a Dr. Pepper. His mom, Pam Pepper, recalls with a laugh how the then 13-year-old Doug responded to the […]

The Story of Standing Bear

October 25, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

When 12-year-old Claudia Archer received a cell phone call from her mother informing her that she had won an essay contest, her reaction was more bewilderment than triumph. “I’m like, ‘What essay is this?’” she […]

After the Storm

September 22, 2014 · Posted In: HerFamily, People, Young Hero

Justin Niss spent the day before the Fourth of July out in the sunshine. But he wasn’t hanging out with buddies or lounging at the lake. Niss spent a long, hot day volunteering to clean […]

Sam Saintizaire

August 3, 2014 · Posted In: HerFamily, Young Hero

Covering the wall next to 17-year-old Sam Saintizaire’s bed is a collection of over 100 photos of friends and family smiling out from their 5×7 frames. For Saintizaire, putting a smile on people faces day […]

Young Heroes

July 23, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

It’s good exercise. You get to help people. You get to wear cool boots. And maybe best of all: You get to hang out with horses all day. But there’s one other advantage to volunteering […]

Young Hero

July 2, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

It isn’t every day that you get a proclamation in your honor. It’s more uncommon still when the name on the proclamation is that of a 15-year-old. But there it was in black and white. […]

Young Hero

May 7, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Publications, Young Hero

I have been in and out of jail since I was twelve,” says Peggy Radik, a junior at Millard Horizon High School. Radik joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands—a program that gave her […]

Young Hero:

April 18, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting, People, Young Hero

Klayton Hammer was born a fighter. His mother, Jennifer, had an emergency C-section after it was discovered that her son was going to be born breach. Just two weeks later, newborn Klayton had a temperature […]

Cole Rollins’ Blanket Parties

January 7, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

Kristy Rollins hands the phone to Cole almost immediately. It’s still a little tough for her talk about the blankets. Cole is 10. He’s in fifth grade at Pine Creek Elementary, and he’s chatty on […]

Young Hero: 
Tracy Christensen

December 9, 2013 · Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, People, Young Hero

“I was 16 years old when I had Tracy,” says mom Rene Miller. “I was not only very young, but also going down the wrong path. He is the reason why I turned my life […]