Thursday, August 4, 2011

Teen Dies Heroically

Have any of you heard the name Kira Goddard?  She was a 13-year old teenager who was recently killed while heroically saving her friends.  When she noticed an out-of-control SUV heading towards her friends she screamed for them to run and pushed them out of the way before they could get hurt.  Unfortunately for Kira, the SUV that was being driven by a mortally wounded ex-con, ran right into her and pinned her up against her own apartment building.  The driver, Sean Lewis, had been stabbed in the stomach over a money dispute. Please click on the link above for the whole story.

This is such a sad story.  With all the violence and sadness in the world, we sometimes find ourselves growing numb to it and some may even try to ignore it. Many tend to forget all the brave people in the world that try to make the world a better place.  Soldiers, police, firefighter, etc... However, when you read an article like this, it brings everything back into focus.  This little girl was one of those people who made the world a better place for that knew her.  And her final heroic act proved just how selfless she truly was.

How does Kira's story make you feel?  Do you tend to forget about the heroes that keep us safe?  Have you thanked one of them lately?  Grab a Latte, Put Up Your Feet, and Join the Discussion!

1 comment:

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

As I threw more garbage into the recyling bin yesterday, the smell and grossness of it all appalled me. Today I watched the garbage men doing their job and was so thankful and happy that they do this service for us so I don't have to. They are my heros this week.