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Date: 05/11/12 02:00 PM

18 Responses to These Kids Are Heroes–That Is All

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 12:47 am
    Link: These Kids Are Heroes--That Is All - The hemoncology floor of Seattle Children`s Hospital performs Kelly Clarkson`s song Stronger.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Being sick and lip-syncing doesn`t make you a hero. Inspiring? Yes. Strong? Yes. Hero? No.
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    Klix Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    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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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    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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    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    Patchgrabber:Being sick and lip-syncing doesn`t make you a hero. Inspiring? Yes. Strong? Yes. Hero? No.

    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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    Lebowski42 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    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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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    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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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    i hope they get an happy life in the future
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    Bremir Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    No they aren`t.
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    drat...sing some red hot chili peppers next time.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    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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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    So we`re redefining "hero" now? Whatever. Epic.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    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.
    My grandfather battled prostate cancer and lived. But that doesn`t make him some hero.
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    Moriachik Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    `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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    DiabloStorm Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2012 at 6:26 am

    "Unless you`ve been there and done that or know someone who has, you just can`t know."
    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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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2012 at 11:03 am
    Gerry, mu sentiments exactly.
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    cndycnelne Female 18-29
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    May 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    All I wanna say is the girl missing her two front teeth was adorable!!

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