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Combat Navy Vet Diagnosed with ALS.

My husband Nick is a hero in our city of Chicago Heights, Illinois. He has been a firefighter/paramedic for 10 years and serves his community with pride. He also serves on the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT). Nick is selfless and consistently puts others before himself.

The job of 911 dispatch is an emotional roller coaster. Aaron is the reassuring voice on the end of what could be the worst call of someone’s life and then makes sure that the right emergency service gets to the right place with the right information.

Received the first Purple Heart from our City. I and a county officer where critically cut up by a mental patient. We had to shoot him to end the blood shed.

Front working daughter

My wife went through thick and thin we me on the police force. Was there by my side when critically injured and there when forced to take a job related disability against my wishes. A lot of sad times ever since.

My hero is my son who served in the US Army for 4 years. Not much has been said about those four years but I know they were and are impacting him. I’m greatful for his service and very proud of him.

The man here is my dad. He served in the Army as a tank maintainer. He’s the best example to what a man should be. He’s been through hell and back with certain Health issues ever since I could remember, but you’d never know with his uplifting attitude. This man is my hero!

My husband spent a third of last year bringing people home from around the world, that were sick and needed critical care. Now he is currently working shifts in the ER, surgery and other areas of need. Also, over the last week he helped open a local clinic to provide COVID antibody treatment to our community. He is our hometown and worldwide hero.

My hero is Kim who has been my friend for more than 20 years she was also my employee. Kim is a flight attendant and a real estate agent one of the best friends I’ve ever had. Kim has flown as A flight attendant for many years and always volunteers for flights that are very hard emotionally most recently rescue flights for the refugees she has the strength and warmth in her heart to make people feel welcome. Mostly Kim is my hero because what she’s done for my family, a few years ago I had a very bad accident if it wasn’t for Kim I don’t know what the outcome would’ve been. Since she was a family friend my children reached out to her she went out of her way to find me the best doctors there were and help me get transferred to the best hospital there was to cover my issues for that I am eternally grateful as are my children. Kim has been my real estate agent my employee and most of all my friend I look up to her every day for what she’s accomplished in her life as a single mother, Real estate agent, ...

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