Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Happy Ending

As more and more news comes in from the scene of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse, a 20-year old named Jeremy Hernandez has been thrust into the spotlight.

He was trapped in the tipping school bus (Pictured below) with 50 children. Using quick thinking, he kicked open the back door and began helping them one by one to safety.

Later, it came out that Mr. Hernandez had recently been forced to drop out of an automotive repair program because he could not afford the $15,000 tuition.

However, on Saturday, Mr. Hernandez learned that Dunwoody College of Technology had offered him a full scholarship toward a degree in applied science.

He has also received offers of help from dozens of strangers across the country.

When President Bush’s staff heard about this young man’s bravery, they contacted him to request a photo opportunity.

His answer: “Nope”.

He certainly is my hero.

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Blogger Mary said...

Okay that was a good story and then you added the last bit and it became an excellent double whammy good story.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Fox's Mom said...

I love a happy ending-this young man will be able to go back to school and use the brain great enough to save a school bus full of kids and turn down a social climber-Perfect!

5:35 PM  

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