LETTER: Be a hero for others

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

To the Editor:

As I was driving to the office this morning, I looked over at a friend’s workplace and saw that her car was already in her parking space. She has two children to help get ready for school, drives 25 miles one way to work and still gets there before I do even though I drive only five miles and my children are grown. I admire her.

She is a twin and [recently], she, her twin sister and others sponsored a fundraiser called “Super Heroes,” which is a program geared toward making life a little more fun for children who have illnesses from which they may or may not recover. They raised more than $300 for a cause she strongly believes in and that is to sponsor housing for the families of those children. They make and wear capes of superheroes and when invited, they visit the children in the hospital and they enjoy seeing the eyes of the children light up as they recognize the heroes who are there — just for them.

My message is that we all need heroes — whether it is a Biblical hero, a sports hero or a successful work hero; choose one, and work toward a goal of becoming a hero to others — especially children! Thank you, Denise and Elaine, for your dedication to helping others!

Janet Chilton

Lee County