Heroes Recap Showcase

Umar

Umar Mughal’s Inspirational Story

December 13, 2021

According to Umar, the best gift you can give to a disabled man is self-dependency, so he will consider it a success if he is able to do this. Umar is very motivated, and he believes that even his financial issues wont stop him from helping people and building them a home.

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(Social Cut) Vick Lee | Inspirational Chicago Filmmaker

April 1, 2022

In November of 2020, she was unfortunately diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, a disease notorious for its low survival rate. Despite the severity of her condition, her drive to create and inspire remains unhindered. Inspirational cancer stories like Lee’s never fail to remind us that time is precious.

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Damon Lamar Reed

(RECAP) Damon Reed | Inspirational Mural Artist

May 9, 2022

local neighborhoods he represents in his paintings and murals. Reed’s artwork can be seen on the walls of notable galleries, but plenty of it is available for free to the public. His nearly 100 murals can be found sprinkled throughout inner-city communities in Chicago.

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Laurynas Buzinskas

(RECAP) Laurynas Buzinskas | Mural Artist

May 13, 2022

Lithuanian born graffiti artist Laurynas Buzinskas had a love for street art from a young age. His infatuation with tagging put him at odds with his parents, placed his academic career in jeopardy, and almost landed a him in jail before he was out of high school.

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