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    Are sick people heroes?

    Are sick people heroes? The media and the charity industry seem to think so:

    Sick Children Become Fierce Heroes in Powerful Ad for Kids' Hospital
    Source: Sick Children Become Fierce Heroes in Ad for Kids' Hospital - Video - Creativity Online

    St. Jude Children Are My Heroes
    Source: St. Jude Children Are My Heroes | Sully Sullenberger

    Pete Carroll To Cancer Survivors: "You Guys Are All My Heroes"
    Source: Pete Carroll To Cancer Survivors: "You Guys Are All My Heroes" | Seattle Seahawks

    Do you become a hero just because you suffered from a deadly disease? I usually think of a hero as someone who takes extraordinary action, even self-sacrifice, to save someone else, not themselves.

    The word “hero” becomes devalued if anyone facing death, including those in old age, can be considered a hero.

    HOMER: That Timmy is a real hero! LISA: How do you mean, Dad? HOMER: Well, he fell down a well, and... he can't get out. LISA: How does that make him a hero? HOMER: Well, that's more than you did!

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    I volunteer for a children's hospital sometimes and yeah, they are heroes.

    The shit they are facing and they meet it head on.......you don't see many adults with that kind of bravery.

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    My Grandson has Fanconi anemia he will unless their are some development in treatment he will eventually require a Bone Marrow transplant. So those that are suffering through clinical trials today are heroes in my eyes. Their willingness to strive for a cure is heroic.

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    I had a potentially fatal disease when I was 11 years old. I did not "fight" it; the antibiotics did. What if a child is not brave but cries in pain or protests or resists uncomfortable procedures? Does he or she stop being a hero?

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    This is another case of devaluing something by over thinking it.
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    Yeah I would take kids off the table for these kinds of discussions.

    They are children.

    Let us adults worry about politics, let them watch Disney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    Are sick people heroes? The media and the charity industry seem to think so:

    Sick Children Become Fierce Heroes in Powerful Ad for Kids' Hospital
    Source: Sick Children Become Fierce Heroes in Ad for Kids' Hospital - Video - Creativity Online

    St. Jude Children Are My Heroes
    Source: St. Jude Children Are My Heroes | Sully Sullenberger

    Pete Carroll To Cancer Survivors: "You Guys Are All My Heroes"
    Source: Pete Carroll To Cancer Survivors: "You Guys Are All My Heroes" | Seattle Seahawks

    Do you become a hero just because you suffered from a deadly disease? I usually think of a hero as someone who takes extraordinary action, even self-sacrifice, to save someone else, not themselves.

    The word “hero” becomes devalued if anyone facing death, including those in old age, can be considered a hero.

    HOMER: That Timmy is a real hero! LISA: How do you mean, Dad? HOMER: Well, he fell down a well, and... he can't get out. LISA: How does that make him a hero? HOMER: Well, that's more than you did!
    While kids FIGHT LIFE threatening diseases totally unprepared for the fight, you can certainly continue to purify the definition of an adjective like hero. You of course, have the luxury to do so. While they have the luxury of drawing that next breath. Now in the spirit of edgy debate, please allow me to observe that if quality debates were chain stores, this one would be on the red sticker mark down shelf at Dollar Tree LLC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    Are sick people heroes? The media and the charity industry seem to think so:

    Sick Children Become Fierce Heroes in Powerful Ad for Kids' Hospital
    Source: Sick Children Become Fierce Heroes in Ad for Kids' Hospital - Video - Creativity Online

    St. Jude Children Are My Heroes
    Source: St. Jude Children Are My Heroes | Sully Sullenberger

    Pete Carroll To Cancer Survivors: "You Guys Are All My Heroes"
    Source: Pete Carroll To Cancer Survivors: "You Guys Are All My Heroes" | Seattle Seahawks

    Do you become a hero just because you suffered from a deadly disease? I usually think of a hero as someone who takes extraordinary action, even self-sacrifice, to save someone else, not themselves.

    The word “hero” becomes devalued if anyone facing death, including those in old age, can be considered a hero.

    HOMER: That Timmy is a real hero! LISA: How do you mean, Dad? HOMER: Well, he fell down a well, and... he can't get out. LISA: How does that make him a hero? HOMER: Well, that's more than you did!
    Some are. Some aren't. People who conduct themselves with strength and resilience and humor in the face of extreme adversity are HEROIC in my eyes. Little kids who remain calm and sweet as they are stuck with needles and pumped with chemicals and irradiated, whose limbs are cut off to save them are heroic, even IF they have no choice in what is being done to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    Are sick people heroes? The media and the charity industry seem to think so:

    Sick Children Become Fierce Heroes in Powerful Ad for Kids' Hospital
    Source: Sick Children Become Fierce Heroes in Ad for Kids' Hospital - Video - Creativity Online

    St. Jude Children Are My Heroes
    Source: St. Jude Children Are My Heroes | Sully Sullenberger

    Pete Carroll To Cancer Survivors: "You Guys Are All My Heroes"
    Source: Pete Carroll To Cancer Survivors: "You Guys Are All My Heroes" | Seattle Seahawks

    Do you become a hero just because you suffered from a deadly disease? I usually think of a hero as someone who takes extraordinary action, even self-sacrifice, to save someone else, not themselves.

    The word “hero” becomes devalued if anyone facing death, including those in old age, can be considered a hero.

    HOMER: That Timmy is a real hero! LISA: How do you mean, Dad? HOMER: Well, he fell down a well, and... he can't get out. LISA: How does that make him a hero? HOMER: Well, that's more than you did!
    Some are. Some aren't. People who conduct themselves with strength and resilience and humor in the face of extreme adversity are HEROIC in my eyes. Little kids who remain calm and sweet as they are stuck with needles and pumped with chemicals and irradiated, whose limbs are cut off to save their lives, are heroic, even IF they have no choice in what is being done to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Some are. Some aren't. People who conduct themselves with strength and resilience and humor in the face of extreme adversity are HEROIC in my eyes. Little kids who remain calm and sweet as they are stuck with needles and pumped with chemicals and irradiated, whose limbs are cut off to save them are heroic, even IF they have no choice in what is being done to them.
    You would be surprised how resilient kids are when faced with cancer or other potentially terminal conditions. Big difference in attitude between adults and children. They are little hero's in my eyes...for the very reasons you stated. This is one of the videos I use all the time when talking about children and how tough they are when it comes to cancer.

    Thanks from Amelia, cpicturetaker12 and Blues63

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