Hero Project

Cassie Hollick


When I say the words, compassionate, driven, devoted, courageous, and selfless who is the first person that comes to mind? That person is hero, but you already knew that. Whether it's your mom, your neighbor, your coach, your best friend, your grandfather, or your mail man, we all know that exceptional person. The one who will change the world with their random acts of kindness, bravery, or humility. This site is dedicated to Lori Pawelczyk, that special person in my life.
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What is a hero?

A hero. Some may see them as a man in a cape with bulging muscles, a firefighter running out of a burning building with a puppy in his arms, or a paramedic performing CPR on a breathless child. However, there is so much more to being a hero than saving lives or protecting cities. I believe that a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to perservere in spite of overwhelming obstacles, and someone who inspires others to make the world a better place.

A hero is someone who never gives up on a dream or goal. Imagine a man who has lost his legs, attempting to run again for the first time. Consider the extreme determination it takes to continuously try, knowing your obstacle seems almost impossible. This man must learn what it truly means to have persistence mentally, physically, and emotionally. However, throughout this strenuous experience, he will learn multiple different lessons along the way. The ups and downs will only strengthen his crave to run again. After reaching this goal, he will go on to achieve others while simultaneously inspiring similar people to overcome their own challenges. A true hero knows that there is never a time to give up, no matter how grueling the future looks.

A hero is someone who inspires others to do good. Evan often visits the city of Chicago to dine, attend events, and plays. He has recently started to realize the large number of homeless and less fortunate people living in Chicago. After a trip to his favorite cupcake shop, Evan crosses paths with a homeless man. Instead of turning his head, he decides to give this man his cupcake. Evan has just become someone’s hero. However, he has also created another hero without even knowing! A girl across the street observed Evan as he shared his cupcake with the homeless man. The had a $20 bill in her hand, and decided to follow in Evan’s footsteps. This shows that even the tiniest act of kindness can result in something even bigger. A true hero will not only worry about his contributions, but how he can inspire others to do good in their own communities. I believe you don’t have to cure cancer or save the world to be a hero, just someone spreading kindness deserves the title of a “hero”.

Overall, I believe a hero is someone who perseveres throughout the toughest times. Someone who not only does good on their own, but encourages others to do the same. Volunteering at a local soup kitchen, raising money for charity, or simply sharing your cupcake with someone in need are all contributions that can make someone an everyday hero. Without these exceptional people, happiness would be nonexistent.


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