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Courageous Acts By Ordinary People
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Todd then tried to place a credit card call with a phone on the back of the plane but it had been routed to a customer service employee, who then passed him on to Lisa Jefferson, a GTE supervisor. He told her that one passenger had been killed and the pilot and co-pilot have been forced from the cockpit. Later on he told her that a few of the passengers were planning to "jump" the hijackers and fly the plane to the ground. Lisa recalls that Todd's last heard words were "Are you guys ready? Ok let's roll." Sadly Todd lost his life after the plane crashed into a field, because of his heroics some passengers lived. In Todd's Legacy About 5 facilities have been named after Todd, including a post office, a high school, a college and a park. Todd's name is also located on panel S-68 of the National September 11 Memorial Site. In my opinion, Victoria was really courageous by throwing herself in front of her 1st grade children and risking her life for them rather than protecting herself. Her memorial service was held on Dec. 15th and her funeral was on the 19th. R.I.P. Victoria Soto "Courage is not living without fear. Courage is being scared to death and doing the right thing anyway." - Chae Richardson Courage is an act that is definitely something to be proud of. It's not the easiest task to do the right thing while your life is at risk, or to stand up for something. In my opinion, Todd Beamer, Victoria Soto, and Michael J. Fox exemplify great acts of courage. Courage Works Cited Michael J. Fox, a Canadian actor, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1991. He revealed his condition to the public in 1999, And then semi-retired in 2000, as his symptoms were becoming more severe. Since then he has put a lot work into researching for a cure. This led him to create the Michael J. Fox Foundation. On March 5, 2010, Sweden's Karolinska Institutet awarded him a Doctorate of Medicine degree for his work in supporting and fundraising for a cure. Recently Barbara Kramer has published a book called 'Micheal J. Fox: Courage For Life' Courage For Life To me Michael J. Fox is a very courageous man for not letting his disease gets in the way of his life. Instead of letting the disease rule, Michael has stood up to it, and has been researching, raising awareness, and fundraising to help find a cure. To me, this is very inspiring. Someone to Admire I strongly admire Michael J. Fox because he's giving hope to people living with this disease. Not only is he giving his name to fundraising events, but he is giving his face, his reputation, and his life too. Instead of just living and dealing with this disease, he is standing up for what he believes is right not only for his future but those who will be diagonosed in the years to come.
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