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Courageous Acts By Ordinary People

A prezi on four ordinary people who exemplified very courageous acts!
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Brooke Golnick

on 21 January 2013

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Courageous Acts Done by Ordinary People. Todd Beamer Victoria Soto Michael J. Fox Courage is the moral strength that allows us to resist suffering and fear. Courage guides us through many difficulties and helps us get over our fear so that nothing can get in our way. Todd Beamer, Victoria Soto, and Michael J. Fox are outstanding examples of courageous people. Rather than being afraid, they kicked fear in the butt, and they overcame the difficulties that stood before them. Instead of backing down why not be strong and courageous? On December 14th 2012, 27 year old Victoria was teaching her grade 1 class when Adam Lanza had shot through a locked glass door at the front of the school. He shot the principle, and the physiologist as they had tried to stop him from coming any further. When Adam finally entered her classroom she had her small students hidden in the cupboards. When he asked where they were she told him that the kids were in the auditorium, but when a couple kids had ran out of their hiding spots he shot them dead, along with her. Todd Beamer, born on November 24 1968, was was an ordinary man who showed courage when put under extreme circumstances. Because of his bravery many lives were saved that day. Todd and the other passengers tried communicating with people on the ground with airphones and cellphones. They learned that the world trade center and the pentagon had already been attacked using other hijacked planes.
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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