This is a re-post of an article I wrote in March of 2015 when my wife Kim went off to fight the Ebola crisis in Africa. Now there are so very many heroes who are fighting on the front lines to get this new virus under control. Kim is now not able to help, but I know that she would be right there if she could.
What does a real life hero look like. Here is a picture of one of my favorite TV hero’s. I have watched Sylvester Stallone in the Rambo movies probably too many times to count. He sure looks ready for anything.
But what does a REAL life hero really look like? I think that it is somebody who just sees a need in the world, gets up and says, “Hey! I think I might be able to help with that.” They are just ordinary people who are as afraid of the unknown as we all are, but somehow, someway they rise above their fears. Like us, they sometimes wake up in the middle of the night sweating with fear, but still they rise up in the morning, have a cup of coffee and get on with what needs to be done.
What does a REAL life hero look like? She looks like my 72 year old wife who after helping stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia, Africa ( she says she had a lot of help from MSF, Doctors Without Borders) is now off once again, this time to Sierra Leone to hopefully do the same. She says she is going to try to stop the spread of Ebola there, so we don’t have to worry about it here. This Is what the face of a REAL true American hero looks like, and I am once again proud to be able to support her in her quest, and I hope all of you can do the same?
You can read all about her work at my blog or go right to the source in her blog https://kimfedericisblog.wordpress.com
I know she would appreciate a thought or comment, a word of encouragement, or just a simple thank-you note as she begins her work of making the world just a little safer. She will be gone for the next two months. As I write this she is in the air on her way to Africa, and I couldn’t be prouder to call her my friend.
But of course that’s just my opinion!
Now after reading this isn’t there someone who you would like to thank. Then do it!