Heroes And Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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When you look up hero in the dictionary it reads: a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. If you were to ask a five year old what he or she thought a hero was, they would give you an answer like Superman or Captain America. I probably would have given the same type of answer. Now that I’m older, I have a better understanding and different outlook on the word “hero.”

In the definition it states “typically a man”. Besides my father, the rest of my heroes are women. Other people might know a ton of male figures that they consider heroes. That is great, but I feel like “typically a man” does not need to be in the definition of the word hero. This makes it sound like women are less likely able to be heroes. When women are more
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Her kids would have the time of their lives growing up with such a fun and loving mother. Then Maggie got diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Throughout her treatment she never made it sound like she was struggling with anything. This was confusing for me at the time because my mother was giving me a totally different feel for what was going on when we would talk about her. Maggie still acted the same around me and I didn’t think anything of her new haircut. Unfortunately in 2007 Maggie passed away. At the time, I was very upset that I would never see my idol again. Now that I’m older I know that she is in a better place and I will hopefully see her again.
Maggie Kathryn Lasley changed my life. She did not fly around and save lives like heroes are supposed too. She simply lived life in the most helpful, caring, and genuine way she knew. I hope and pray everyone has a hero in some way, because that strives us to be better people. Even when Maggie was fighting cancer she still was the same amazing person I always knew. Everyday I still strive to be like her in anyway
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