My Family, My Little Brother, My Hero Essay

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Ever thought about what a hero stands for or who heroes are? I have. I was challenged a week ago to come up with my hero for an English paper. After countless, antagonizing hours pondering the true meaning of this topic, I know what the word hero stands for. A hero is a person you look up to, someone who is honorable, benevolent, and hardworking. This person will battle evil everyday. This evil may be causing the world to end, or just the world as he knows it. I know a person who personifies all of these characteristics, thus making him my hero. My hero is my thirteen-year-old little brother Sam. I know people may call me crazy for naming a thirteen-year-old boy, let alone my little brother, my hero, but Sam contains the kindest and …show more content…
Sam cried, begged, pleaded, and even got down on his knees while asking my parents for a dog. When my parents finally conceded, Sam jumped for joy, and we brought Sean home immediately. Sam possesses this extreme kindness and willingness to help others that I find wonderful. It is one of the main reasons I admire him and an example that I attempt to conduct myself by. Although I admire Sam’s humility and kindness, I admire most his perseverance and overcoming all obstacles set in his path. Sam was born without vision in his left eye. Before a child is born, the blood vessels that form his or her eyes dissolve. However, in Sam’s case, the blood vessel in the left eye did not dissolve and instead formed a stalk covering his retina. At the moment, the loss of his sight is immutable. Surgeries have become possible to remove the stalk, however, they are exceedingly adverse and his sight cannot be recovered. Sam does not let this condition stop him from doing, and excelling, at everything. According to medical science, Sam should not be able to play sports such as baseball and tennis due to his lack of depth perception. Nevertheless, Sam excels at these sports as well as many others and receives accolades for his performance. To the eye, Sam is a normal thirteen-year-old boy, but this is a result of tons of hard wok. The overcoming of these many obstacles and the hard work he has

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