Saving someone in danger
-The risks, and the rewards
People in danger
This is something everyone wishes they have the courage to do. What are the risks? What are the Rewards?
-You could get a long term injury that you have to deal with for the rest of your life. For example, on Yahoo news an article it says, "Michael Patterson ...dived into a creek to save a four year old girl from drowning and became paralyzed from the chest down" ("Man who became paralyzed after saving drowning girl dies").
-You could receive medals, badges, and national recognition. In the hot air.com, a news site reads, "Barack Obama... gathered at the White House thursday to witness the severally wounded marine receive the medal if honor" ("Kyle carpenter receives Medal of Honor for jumping on a grenade for his men").
Was it worth it?
Now a simple question stands, was it worth it? We think yes, because if you hadn't even tried that person would be dead and you would have to live with the guilt. And it goes beyond just that person, their entire family and friends would be devastated. It's true, you could die like Michael Patterson, "Moments later, Mr.Radke disappeared" (" Father off our hailed as a hero after he drowned while saving a girl from Lake Erie"). But even having that risk is better than the almost certain death of one or more people.
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