How Do You Define A Hero?
I’ve looked up what a hero is and I’m not going to lie; right now I am a little confused. This is the definition I found: “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” I don’t think courage and outstanding achievements should be the only things you really admire. What about their heart or their personal qualities? This is almost an ideal “hero” or what society puts into a story.
A “hero” perhaps, but really, what exactly is your definition of a hero? Is your hero fictional? Does your hero live behind your TV screen? Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions you might not have a real hero. My hero is my 9 year-old sister Chloe. My sister is the strongest girl I know, she has the kindest heart and nothing can bring her down. Her attitude could make anyone’s day better. Chloe was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, but she is anything but her disability. Her disability does not define her and it does not control her life. Her disability may restrict her, but that doesn’t mean she gives up.
Chloe is supernatural in my opinion. She can control people’s minds and instantly make them happy. Well, at least that’s what I think she’s doing! She’s also insanely strong which doesn’t make sense to me for such a tiny girl. Chloe trains and does therapy everyday to keep her system running and her muscles growing. Sometimes I think that if Chloe works out any harder she may be stronger than me someday. She may only be 9 years old, but she’s a beast and she works for everything. One main achievement is the day she first walked without any assistance. When Chloe was first diagnosed with CP, doctors told her she may NEVER walk unassisted, and she was heartbroken. But, Chloe looked at the doctor and told him that she would and oh yes she did. Chloe definitely walks unassisted and she also swims, dances, rides horse back, runs and is walking the runway of a school fashion show. Walking was only the easiest part. Chloe has undergone more than a few surgeries and still has the capability to smile everyday. Her heart is enormous actually. It’s the size of earth, maybe even bigger.
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