December 2006 Issue
Superheroes are awfully overrated.
Sure, their movies are entertaining. But as far as accolades for saving people from harm is concerned, if you've been endowed with something as remarkable as the gift of flight, then doing a good deed is about as extraordinary as taking out the garbage. Helping out us humdrum humans seems the least you could do.
On the other hand, those regular folks among us who rush to the aid of others while leading perfectly normal lives -- now those are people worth praising.
Like the football players in Marion who rescued two men from a fiery car crash while on their way to a restaurant one night (slide 3). No superhuman strength needed; just a full reserve of courage.
Or the couple in Castalia who invest their own time and money into nurturing more than 2,200 injured, orphaned and displaced animals every year (slide 6). No special healing powers here; only an innate sense of compassion.
Join us in saluting these and other Ohioans who saw problems in their communities and, despite their lack of supernatural skills, deigned to fix them. Look for a cape if you like -- these heroes are equipped with nothing more than the desire to make a difference.
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