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BLOG: Who is your HERO?

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on September 10, 2009 at 6:17 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:10 AM

Who is your HERO?

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Every week, I get e-mail from viewers who want to nominate a "7's Hero" - someone who is doing something great for the community, and giving back. Sadly, I can't get to them all - so I thought I'd BLOG about one of them that really touched my heart.

I recently got an email with a school essay attached called "MY HERO". It was written by Noah Humphreys, a young Boise boy who decided to write about his neighbor.

"The little neighbor boy, Noah, wrote this in school. His mother brought it to my parents house in Boise for my Dad. His Mom said he got an A on it. I thought I would send it on to KTVB 7's Hero. My father has been fighting lung and bladder cancer for about six years now. Helping others really helps him feel better. He is always watching out for his neighbors and helping them when they need it.
Thank You So Much, Chris Rawlins"

I thought it was definitely worth sharing with you - just to show you all that HEROES are all around us. We just have to look for them! Or maybe we just have to BE A HERO in someone's life.


One person that I really admire and in a way is sort of a hero is my neighbor. His name is Don Dugger. He has lived on our street for more than 40 years. He raised his kids here.
Some of the things I really like about him is that he is very talented with wood and can make just about anything. I also like the fact that he takes time to just talk to me. He and my dad are friends.
One day he made two of the girls that live across the street, Olivia and Sophia, each a pair of stilts. My sister and I tried to make some of our own first, then he made some really good ones for us. He has also made me fighting sticks, building blocks, and a key chain. He has made so many things for the kids on my street.
He is always willing to help out and he lends my dad tools and advice on how to fix things. He also buys fundraising things from me whenever I ask.
Some day I would like to be like him so I can make things for the kids that live on my street. Helping people out when they need a hand is also something I hope I can always do.

Written by: Noah Humphreys

How sweet is that? It just goes to show you that even the little things add up in a child's eyes. Wouldn't it be wonderful if every little boy had a neighbor like Mr. Dugger?

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Don Dugger, 7's HERO.