Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Everyday Heroes

One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog was so people could share goods news they came across. And luckily I've recently had two stories brought to my attention that is not only good news, but also features a few extraordinary people. The first came from an article shared by Andrea Fugazot, a friend of mine from Monroe and the second is a video my sister, Katie shared with me.

A few friends were home from college on winter break, driving around Lake Mary, Fl. looking for another friend's house. When the GPS led them astray, they stopped in the parking lot of Reflection lake, trying to get their bearings. At that point, one of the young men, Zach Sawin, noticed a car bobbing in the lake about 50 yards offshore. He immediately darted towards the car, dove in and spotted Miguel Hernandez sitting still in the drivers seat, frozen with fear. Sawin climbed through the window, unhooked Hernandez's seat belt and swam him to shore. The other friends jumped in to check the car, but no one else was in it. By the time everyone got back to shore, the car had sunk.

If they had arrived 5 minutes later, or if the GPS had managed to get to their friend's house without any trouble, this could have been a totally different ending. Not only did the timing work out, but Sawin had been brave enough to put his fears aside and save a complete stranger! Not everyone can say that if they were in the same position, they would have acted similarly. Of course we would all like to say we would, and we may never actually know. But these men, without hesitation, saved someone else's life partly to do with some minor coincidences.

If you'd like to read the full article, you can find it here!

This video literally brought me to tears. It is an inspiring and heartwarming story about a strong bond formed between two brothers. Just watch it, you'll get it! Or you could also read the article!

Thanks again Andrea and Katie for sharing these amazing stories!

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