My hero is my neighbor, friend, and schoolmate, Jim, who took a personal tragedy in his life and used it to help others. A little more than 25 years ago Jim was nearly killed in an alcohol-related crash near Muncy, PA that resulted in the death of one of his best friends. Jim himself clinically died twice at the scene and was not expected to live through the night. Miraculously, he recovered from his life-threatening injuries.
Today, he is married with two children and operates a non-profit organization, Road Radio USA, producing a multi-media show in which he warns elementary, junior and senior high school students about the dangers of underage drinking. He has made a monumental impact on many young lives and may have saved a few by admitting to and showing them his mistakes. He is determined to make a difference in the lives of young people by encouraging them to make the right choices and has overcome a traumatic brain injury to do so.
He inspires me and others every day and for using this painful experience to help others, I firmly believe he deserves the title of Hero.
Submitted by Anonymous
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