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A True Hero

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 09:04
by Ashlee Thompson

Heroes aren't just comic book characters or people you see on TV. They don't have to be able to fly or turn invisible. They don't have to have super strength or x-ray vision. They are just everyday people, the people we see walking on the sidewalk or the kid who says “Hi” to in the hall. These people can be heroes, and we may not even know it.

My mother is my hero. She isn't able to fly and she doesn't have super strength, but she does possess all the qualities that even Superman has. She is strong, fearless, courageous, determined, caring, loyal, and brave.  Not only has she been through a lot, but when the going gets rough she keeps fighting. She is my inspiration to keep going myself.

Right now, as I am writing this, my mom is in the hospital. She had to have brain surgery and even though it was life threatening, she has fought through it. She keeps pushing to open her eyes, and she talks when she feels strong enough, which means she is determined, a quality all heroes have. She is also a fighter.  She has been through everything you could imagine, thick and thin, and she is still going strong. She keeps her head up and tries her hardest, especially when people tell her she can't do something.

My mom possesses all of the qualities I think that a hero should have.  The best thing is that because of all the things she has been through, people can relate to her. She is a hero to a lot of people, for many reasons, but she holds the one quality I think is the most important to all heroes. She is loveable. She is the easiest person to love, simply because she puts her love out there or others.