Mid-South Heroes: Firefighter dedicates herself to the people she serves

A brush with near-tragedy as a teenager ignited a dream in this month's Mid-South Hero, Brenda Hartfield.

  Mid-South Heroes: Public servant gives his all to his community

A Mid-South man with a heart for helping others is being honored for giving his all to his community. His dedication to public service makes him this month’s Mid-South Hero!

  Mid-South Heroes: First grade teacher puts his students first 24/7

January's Mid-South Hero is a first grade teacher in Memphis who puts the students in his classroom first 24/7.

  Mid-South Heroes: Teacher wears many hats to help kids see their potential

December's Mid-South Hero is supercharged by his mission to help kids see their potential. So much so, that he's involved in eight student-centered programs at Bartlett High School.

  November Mid-South Hero: Brandon Pittman

Heroes across the Mid-South are driven by purpose. After serving in the Marines, November’s Mid-South Hero found his -- saving lives in Memphis.

  Mid-South Heroes: Police chief makes sacrifice to protect students

October's Mid-South Hero is a small-town police chief whose big gesture has drawn praise across the country.

  Mid-South Heroes: Woman provides love, resources to women on the streets of Memphis

September's Mid-South Hero brings unconditional love and resources to women on the streets of Memphis. She hopes it will guide them to live free from addiction and crime.

  Mid-South Heroes: Man encourages Memphians of all ages to have fun, get fit

This month's Mid-South Hero is a mover and shaker, encouraging Memphians of all ages to have fun while getting fit.

  Mid-South Heroes: Woman spreads joy and celebrates other cancer survivors

Healing Planet emerged from Donna Padgett Bowers’ desire to restore joy in other cancer patients by helping them feel better in their own skin.

  Mid-South Heroes: Woman provides support to the under-served

Being a charitable giver was never a choice for LaShay Pena, it's always been a way of life.

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