These Kids Are Heroes--That Is All

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

The hemoncology floor of Seattle Children"s Hospital performs Kelly Clarkson"s song Stronger.
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Female 81
All I wanna say is the girl missing her two front teeth was adorable!!
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Male 365
Gerry, mu sentiments exactly.
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Male 39,576

[quote]"Unless you`ve been there and done that or know someone who has, you just can`t know." [/quote]
Then I can speak from knowledge...they are inspiring {in a sad, hairless kind of way} but alas, the word "hero" is misused here. That does not detract from their struggle. It`s just not accurate.
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Male 24
I`ve been through this, we aren`t heroes. The doctors and scientists are, they`re the ones we owe our lives to. If we end up surviving, all we are is lucky.
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Female 50
`Unless you`ve been there and done that or know someone who has, you just can`t know. You really can`t.`

Just wanna chime in here- my grandfather died of Lung Cancer a few years ago. He fought in Vietnam and won himself a Purple Heart, was a morally upstanding role-model and a beacon of integrity to everyone who knew him. He proved that through his actions throughout his life. It was the Agent Orange and Asbestos/Fiberglass from years of hard manual labour that finally got him (plus about 50 years of cigarettes). Quite literally, a hero is a person that others rely on for their sense of morality based on the deeds they`ve done. A hero is someone who has proven their honour through `heroic acts`.

I`m sorry, but getting sick and dealing with it in and of itself is not heroic. These kids have courage and perseverance, but they`re not quite heroes.
I`m not saying I don`t feel bad for them, I can`t imagine what it`s like to face your morality on such a drawn-out basi
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Male 5,811
[quote]Uh, patch? I beg to differ. They are heroes. Unless you`ve been there and done that or know someone who has, you just can`t know. You really can`t. [/quote]
My grandfather battled prostate cancer and lived. But that doesn`t make him some hero.
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Male 3,310
So we`re redefining "hero" now? Whatever. Epic.
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Male 646
Small people who know nothing about heroism don`t understand what these kids are. Poor little ones. Yes, I`m talking about both groups.
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Male 1,048
drat...sing some red hot chili peppers next time.
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Male 392
No they aren`t.
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Male 1,284
i hope they get an happy life in the future
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Male 5,413
They kind of are heroes in a way. No having an illness doesn`t make you a hero but I guess having courage to try and keep living makes you a hero. But does that mean every kid in Africa is too?
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Male 67
What a bunch of A-holes... Of course these kids are heroes. I had my pediatric rotation at Seattle Children`s and the nurses there as well as the kiddos are incredible. I learned from them about what real adversity is.
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Male 946
Patchgrabber:[quote]Being sick and lip-syncing doesn`t make you a hero. Inspiring? Yes. Strong? Yes. Hero? No.[/quote]

Uh, patch? I beg to differ. They are heroes. Unless you`ve been there and done that or know someone who has, you just can`t know. You really can`t.
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Male 1,510
Having cancer doesn`t make you a hero. Sure this is inspiring, but heroes they are not.

He is a hero:
http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Home-Only-A-Few-Months-Soldier-Dies-Trying-to-Rescue-Daughters-From-House-Fire-141683483.html
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Female 92
Hero- a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
Bravery (also boldness, fearlessness, mettle, fortitude, or intrepidity) is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.
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Male 5,811
Being sick and lip-syncing doesn`t make you a hero. Inspiring? Yes. Strong? Yes. Hero? No.
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Male 20,827
Link: These Kids Are Heroes--That Is All [Rate Link] - The hemoncology floor of Seattle Children`s Hospital performs Kelly Clarkson`s song Stronger.
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