Unsung Heroes

@winterose (39922)
Canada
January 24, 2009 8:26pm CST
a mylot member and friend of mine posted a discussion that inspired me, it was about a very special lady by the Name of Irene Sandler, she was up for the nobel peace prize in 2007, but former vice president Al Gore one it instead, this ladies life was remarkable, http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1416103/irene_sendler_the_woman_who_changed.html?cat=37 what is a hero to you? Who is your hero and why? If you don't have a hero why not? do you think you could have done what Irene Sandler did?
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@chertsy (3805)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Irene Sandler deserved the Nobel Peace prize in 2007. Al Gore is two faced, preaches about global warming while having a house that using more resources than the entire city that he lived in. We used to live in the same city as him and his family. Everyone knew about his inside heated pool. A hero to me is someone that's special, isn't rich, just your basic every day person that doesn't do things to get things in return. I like to say my hero is a sweet lady that lives in New Orleans. She goes out of her way to do things for others, send notes. She lost her husband a few years ago, and instead of focusing on the loss. She's helping others through their losses. She is just one of those ladies if you met her, you would never forget her. I don't think I could do what Irene Sandler did, that's what made her special. She didn't think about what could happened, just did it. I would be so scared of being caught, but I would still try to help.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
thanks hon for taking the time to read the post, I truly appreciate it.
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@chertsy (3805)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Your welcome, I read a lot of your stories. This one caught my attention because it delt with the Jewish children during the 2nd world war. I have watched the Band of Brothers, and close to the end of the collection. They show how the 101st comes across the camp and they free a lot of the Jewish people. Sad how the Germans that live in the small town near the camp, either ignores the fact that the camp is there, or knows and doesn't care. I still can't get over the fact they gave the award to Al Gore over Irene. She actually did something, all Al did was bring it to our attention that our planet is changing. Until he actually rolls of his sleeves and does something, he lost all my respect. And this was the man that my neighbor knew that could have gotten me into West Point.
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Irene should have won the Nobel. I am still hopping mad about that and as of that day I said to my roomie if I was ever nominated for a Nobel I would have to refuse it due to that travisty that occured with it. ***These are my personal opinions for those of you out there so please do not tell me I am wrong for feeling that way.*** I have not read her book but plan to as soon as I can. I do know I was crushed when she did not get the Nobel. She and the world were robbed. Ainge
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
yes she was someone very special
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• United States
26 Jan 09
Thank you Rose. You made my day...I will say no to the Nobel when it is offered believe me. Ainge
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
25 Jan 09
ll I went to look and it said teh info I was looking for was coming soon? A hero to me is some one who does something no one else can or fullfills some thing within himself/thierselves that makes them go on in real life. Even thru draw backs they forge forward and dont look back.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
the link is there now hon if you want to go and read it, it was there when I posted it too, I don't know why ac does that.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
25 Jan 09
gr Still getting the same thing maybe put link here might work for me thanks
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
[i]I read a fiction by Jacqueline Briskin (The Other Side of love) where a lady who's half-English and half-German has been doing the same things that Irene Sandler did. I was overwhelmed with the character because I was thinking "God, I can never do what this woman can do for others, saving others' lives while endangering her own!" I thought then it was just a novel, a fiction, no one can do what that woman can. But then again I read about Irene Sandler and I say the character lives in her. I have this deep admiration for this woman for her courage and selfless dedication to giving others the good life that they or they may not deserve. I do have my personal hero whom I put in a pedestal because of the depth of my admiration and love for her. My Mama is my hero. I've seen her work hard for the family, work hard for others, help others without complains, even if it means she won't be getting enough sleep or won't be eating much, or won;' be having a rest. It gives her joy to lend others a helping hand and even lend others money or many other material things. But what made me love her more is how she does everything with love and compassion. I'm trying real hard to emulate my Mama's praiseworthy deeds but I don't even come close. [/i]
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
thank you maple chick and classy for your great responses to my discussion.
@Corimore (249)
• United States
25 Jan 09
My children are my heroes. Just when you think life is to stressful they say the funniest thing and bring you back to the moment. They drive me crazy, they inspire me, They make me want to be the best person I can possibly be. That is what a hero should be.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
and lovely heroes they are
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
25 Jan 09
i have many hero a hero is a person who will give there life for you.and they are there for you.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
yes and this lady was a hero, I hope you read the link
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
25 Jan 09
She sounds like a very interesting woman. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. I really do not have a hero. I think we are all heroes in one way or another. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. I'm not sure if I could have done what Irene did or not. I would have to have my mind set for something to make sure to achieve it.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
I don't think that I could ever do what Irene has done either.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
25 Jan 09
i would go for INDIRA GANDHI,THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA.women are very downtrodden here,she had the courage to rise above that and make a mark in history.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
yes she was a very special lady
@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I don't think she should have been passed over for the Nobel Peace Prize. What was they thinking? Do I have a Hero? No, Why? I don't know why I don't have a hero. And no I don't think I could have done what she did...
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
thanks for you answers hon