Everyday Heroes

Patrick Henry Hughes – Inspirational Video

by Blanca Stella on September 1, 2009

I just came across this amazing video of Patrick Hughes Henry. This young man was born without eyes. By his second birthday he was playing the piano. His father says his son is his hero. This is truly an inspirational story. Here is the link to his website.


Memorial Day, Remembering Our Heroes

by Blanca Stella on May 25, 2009

Yesterday, I wrote the title of my blog Mango Connections Falling on My Doorstep. My routine in the morning this past week is getting up to see how many mangoes have fallen on my lawn. Cristian asked me why I gave all the good ones away. I had saved about 10 cracked ones for myself. I told […]


Angels Watching Over Us – Visible & Invisible

by Blanca Stella on May 23, 2009

Oprah had a show this week of several people who have provided services and help to people that are in need during these hard times. She named the show every day heroes  One woman was crying at an auction of her house and Marilyn Mock went up to her and asked her why she was crying. Normally, the […]


A Hero in My Eyes

by Blanca Stella on March 10, 2009

I just saw the episode on Oprah of this woman who had to have her arms and legs amputated after an infection took over her body. Her attitude moved me to tears when I saw that what kept her together was her focus on her family.  She had just given birth to a daughter and wanted to […]


A Pilots Quick Thinking

by Blanca Stella on January 16, 2009

The pilot in the incident on the Hudson River in New York  yesterday is quoted in the Miami Herald that a catastrophe was averted by his “quick thinking and deft manuevers”.  Quick thinking like this can only be achieved by an alert and clear mind.  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation/AP/story/856361.html. The passengers marvel they are alive. Just reading the story […]


A Woman that took a Negative into a Positive

by Blanca Stella on January 14, 2009

This story about a woman who had her eye crushed and  is not a  photographer and makes her living in the visual arts is a great example and inspiration of someone who transforms a negative into a positive. These stories remind us that even with our limitations, we can accomplish much. Check out the story here. http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/story/819066.html