Garry’s Hero


In June of 2012, a father named George saved his disabled son’s life by pushing him out of the way of an oncoming car, taking the blow himself. He was killed instantly, but his son lived to tell the tale.

This article really moved me. It’s so easy to say that you’d “die for someone”, or “take a bullet for someone” but I don’t think anyone could possibly be prepared if that situation ever came about. I could never imagine what it must be like to be in that moment, deciding to give the person next to you a chance to survive knowing that in the end, you wouldn’t. In this man’s case, I don’t think he even had time to think twice. Although George unfortunately did not make it, he saved his sons life, and judging from the article, he would not have had it any other way. Situations like these should raise awareness about things such as reckless and drunk driving.  George saved the life of his son, however it was not his time to die. He was only 62 years old and still had a lot of life to live. His killer was a 17 year old kid who was driving, obviously, very dangerously and his stupidity cut a man’s life much too short. One would think that after hearing stories like these, people would try to make better life choices but nobody seems to learn. Its so easy to be careless when you think that tragedy can’t happen to you or to your family. But someday it might be somebody else’s bad decision and it could be the life of somebody you love on the other end. Some sacrifices are important to make in life. But some of them, like the one George made for his son, are preventable.

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  1. Good choice on this article…I like that you embedded the link, but you set up the context a little better….
    written in an interesting style and voice;
    all words spelled correctly; no grammar errors; formatting makes the post more interesting and easier to read
    multimedia adds new information or perspective to post; several links to places that add to readers understanding; links are relevant and “flow” within the content;Not categorized and tagged


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