I noticed somewhere that yesterday was National Hero Day, and then I started thinking we should be celebrating our heroes every day. After all, every day ordinary people are doing extraordinary things. What struck me most this week was the outpouring of love from residents in and around Hinckley, where a 3-year-old boy was abandoned – in wet clothes and barefoot – at a cemetery two days before Christmas. Almost immediately families were offering to adopt the boy, and Christmas gifts for him started filling the lobby at the police station.
Or how about Trooper Bee with the Ohio State Highway Patrol? He personally changed a flat tire for a woman stranded on the side of the highway. Detective Dies with Akron Police donated a laptop to a disabled veteran whose laptop was stolen. The vet is a paraplegic and speech-impaired, and his laptop was his lifeline.
Also a big shout out to all the road crews and snow plowers who worked all night Christmas Eve through Christmas morning clearing the streets while most of us slept.
And did you know a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy kept the Grinch from stealing Christmas? The arrest was in jest, but a reminder of how deputies are always looking out for us.
There are many unsung heroes all around us. (FYI you might want to check out the Akron Beacon Journal, which is sharing an uplifting story every day this week). Thank you to everyone – including our awesome techs at Bio-One – who jump into action any time of the day or night when someone is in need!