Welcome to HPR Heroes!
HPR Hero: CHHANDA GAYEN
What if you were so poor that each meal you had to have, depended upon your ability to sell petty household items? What would your daily thoughts and actions...
HPR Hero JULIANO MER KHAMIS
War is the most extreme expression of man’s arrogance. It maims, it suffocates and then it kills. Victory does not end a war; it merely incentivizes the begi...
HPR Hero CAROLYN LeCROY
“I was only in my thirties. Being the oldest in my family, I had to be the one to tell the doctors to take my mother off life support.” As far as she can loo...
HPR Hero CHANDRASEKHAR SANKURATHRI
To know our next hero is to come face to face with love. This is the story of raw courage. A story of character and of humility. But above all this is a true...
HPR Hero GILAD ATZMON
Most of us call our country of birth, home. We grow to love the culture. We mingle with the people and build friendships over the food we share. For all the ...
HPR Hero CINDY-WALKER-WHITE : An Autobiography
I'm an addict named Cindy. There is no logical reason for me to be an addict. I come from a good home, a good family, no substance abuse on either side of th...
HPR Hero : HIYAM BAKER
Walking down the road on my way to work, I wonder if my silk blue top matches my dark blue skirt. The heels are a little too high, I think to myself, the pai...
HPR Hero Kirk Slack
I wonder if I could just go and sell my condo tomorrow. Or my dream house that I just bought. My cars and my king sized bed? I wonder how much courage it wou...
HPR Hero MARCO PASQUA
st of us can’t imagine rappelling down a twenty-story building. Such a feat requires fearlessness, athleticism, and leadership. But in 2011, Marco Pasqua did...
HPR Hero SIMONE WALSH
Words broke her. She now uses words to heal others. Sticks and stones may break ones bones. But words.......We know how the rest of the saying goes. But in o...
HPR Hero Suzanne Nistelberger
“It was just plain stupidity. It all started from relieving myself from my excruciating menstrual cramps.” What began as medication to help Suzanne Nistelber...
HPR Hero DEAN WARDAK
April 16th 2011: “I was at a friend’s party. I knew I was going to get drunk, so I didn’t take my car to the party that evening. My friend’s house was not to...
HPR Hero EMILY
Trying her first attempt at suicide when she was just 12 years old, Emily was diagnosed with severe depression since being rushed to the hospital that fatefu...
HPR Hero: PHYMEAN NOUN
Some of us may never think about it. Some of us may go through an entire lifetime wishing we could do something for others. And some of us may change the liv...
HPR Hero: AYKAY IMAD
There was a time when Aykay Imad had set out to do something for others. That was more than a decade ago. It was a fight for freedom. But he failed. A failur...
HPR Hero Melanie Taddeo
Art was her energy and teaching, her passion. A beautiful young girl in her 4th year in University pursuing Visual Art, Melanie was already an idol to her yo...
HPR HERO Staceyan Sterling
"My step mother became a barrier between my father and me, and I don’t know why he never saw it.” Staceyan Sterling's life started in Jamaica. With a large f...
HPR HERO NATHALEA MILLER
As I walk in to meet Nathalea Miller at a school where she goes to learn broadcast journalism, the lady at the reception tells me that Nathalea is busy at th...
HPR Hero BONNIE NISH, Vancouver, Canada
“I can feel it beating up against the walls of my body, skin keeping it in place as though if I were to burn it all off I would dissolve to water. I am water...
HPR Hero BRIAN DAWOOD
His legs do not allow him to walk with ease. His speech is sluggish and sometimes incomprehensible. But when he speaks, it’s not hard to hear the emotion. Th...
HPR Hero BECKY SHERRICK HARKS
“It was the month of January. 2009. I was getting a sinking feeling, call it a mother’s instinct or whatever, but I knew something was not right.” Becky Sher...
HPR Hero TAMARA GORDON
“My daughter was approached with a Scholarship offer to a University in the United States. She was spotted at a tournament where she was playing for her cit...
HPR Hero: BRAD BOWDEN
Born to an alcoholic father, and a mother still in her teens, our next story is about a person who was incapable to decide his own fate around 30 years ago w...