This did not come together by itself.
Meet the team:
J. Fac Associates
J. Fac Associates is a full-service digital publishing company, helping publishers of all sizes thrive within an increasingly competitive space. With specialized focus on ad monetization, we strive for our clients to receive optimal revenue from the ads on their pages.
Is an award-winning videographer, video producer, and editor. Jim produces corporate image pieces and documentaries producing programs in twenty countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including many productions across the United States. He is the owner of Rocko Productions located near Chicago. Rocko Productions is a full-service production company specializing in shooting and editing. Jim’s passion is producing short films called “Personality Profiles” which highlights people’s life works. His work has been seen on CNN, Discovery Channel, and all local channels in Chicago.
John’s passion and imagination fuel the ideas behind his storytelling and films. He has traveled the country searching for stories that push us to expand our train of thought and to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. John has a gift for bringing out the best in people and making them shine. His films focus on the human element.
We would like to thank all of our writers; Meme Cardinal, C. A. Ponch, Sage Coltrane, Y B Starling & Nolan Hawk
A very special thanks goes out to Doug Jones & Kyle Rosin at CTO Tech Services who engineered our website. Along with Mike Brancroft who was instrumental with the launch.
If you like the logo of YourEverydayHeroes.com or the J. Fac Associates LLC logo, please know that they were created by Vince Martinez at Bodhi12 Creative & Web Design.
With jobs hard to come by and a global pandemic still rampant, we are undeniably living in trying times.
Amidst the daunting challenges we must face on a daily basis, it is easy to fall into the trap of callousness. We often forego our hopes and forget what we’ve got to be thankful for.
Your Everyday Heroes is a docuseries that seeks to revitalize the human spirit, to inspire its viewers to take their first steps towards contentment.
It follows a simple, yet rarely-used premise: real, ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary feats.
In spite of tremendous adversity, the subjects of Your Everyday Heroes are able to negate negativity and see their dreams realized.
Episodes are brief, easily digestible bursts of inspiration, able to be viewed any time one needs a quick reminder of the good things in life
Below are just four of the heroes you will see on Your Everyday Heroes.
Each comes from a unique background, but all share the commonality of overcoming odds that were stacked against them.
You may see yourself in them, or you may simply marvel at their unflinching drives to succeed.
According to Our World in Data, 264 million people are reported to suffer from depression.
Amanda, like many others, was consumed by her mental illness.
However, after an unsuccessful attempt to end her life, she knew things had to change.
One day, needing to escape the confines of her home, Amanda stumbled upon her purpose, and it was something so simple that she would have never have expected it: she started walking.’
“I walked around the block a few times,” she recounts.
“And even though I felt like I wasn’t really alive, my feet were taking control, no longer my brain…”
Suddenly reinvigorated with life, Amanda founded hiking group Urban Nerd Herd, which has united like-minded individuals to collectively tackle depression “one hike at a time.”
When you consider the detail-oriented nature of Bart’s career, the last thing you’d expect is for him to be blind. But believe it or not, he is, as he says, “blind as a bat.”
He also happens to be a well-respected mechanic and businessman, owning and operating Bart’s Auto and Towing in Alsip, Illinois.
“I owe a lot to my parents… they didn’t let me sit around and feel sorry for myself,” Bart says.
At an early age, Bart was taught the ins and outs of car repair by his father, who unfortunately passed when Bart was only 11.
Suddenly, it became Bart’s responsibility to do maintenance on the family car, a 1969 Chevy Impala. It was then that he discovered his passion for car repair, a passion that has not died since.
Brett Eastburn is no ordinary comedian.
He was born with a congenital birth defect and as a result has no arms or legs. While many are quick to sympathize with Brett, he refuses to see his disability as a handicap.
If his intention is to spread inspiration, he has certainly achieved his goal.
A look at his life is a testament to every human’s potential for greatness.
He travels the world to give motivational speeches and even authored a book I’m Not Missing Anything. Check out his website bretteastburn.com.
Kahil El’Zabar is a musician unbound by convention.
His art falls into the category of avant-garde jazz, meshing the relentless experimentalism of an artist like Sun Ra with the spiritualism of Pharaoh Sanders.
He describes his experience with music as “spiritual,” and it’s easy to see why; tracks like “Sketches of an Afro Blue” are hypnotic, mesmerizing the listener with a plethora of contrasting sounds that work beautifully when put together.
His latest album America the Beautiful has received rave reviews, with Pitchfork saying, “It’s a moving, frequently ebullient album that doesn’t shy
away from the terrors of America’s past and present while managing, somewhat incredibly, to find hope in the country’s future.”
Where to Watch Your Everyday Heroes
Aside from the Your Everyday Heroes website, the docuseries can be viewed via Roku and Firestick. You can also follow the YEDH Facebook page to never miss an update on new content.
Let Your Everyday Heroes be your
daily dose of inspiration.