5 Modern Day Cases Of Real Life Heroes

5. Christina Simoes – Hero mom leaps out of burning building to save her toddler

Christina Simoes made headlines in May 2014 for surviving a deadly fire in her home in Massachusetts and saving the life of her young child. When her apartment complex caught fire, Christina, seeing no way out, cradled her 18-month-old son Cameron in her arms, kissed him, and told him she loved him. Using her body as a shield, she leapt out of the window and landed on her feet but the impact shattered her vertebrae – doctors say she’ll never walk again. Although she is now paralyzed from the waist down, because of her heroic feat her son survived with barely a scratch.
5. Christina Simoes – Hero mom leaps out of burning building to save her toddler

4.Christian Gunter – Hero teen saves disabled veterans from a tornado

In April 2014, a powerful tornado struck Arkansas. During the hellish storm, 19-year-old Christian Gunter – who worked as a manager at a home for disabled veterans – sprung to action to help move 10 of the  home’s residents away from the tornado’s path. He loaded up a van with the terrified vets and moved them to a nearby church.  The courage to act competently during something as nerve racking as a tornado surely attests to Gunter’s heroism. After all, most of us would flee in panic at even the mention of a tornado approaching, but not this young man.  The roof of the veteran home was torn clean off and Gunter’s own home was destroyed by the tornado.
4.Christian Gunter – Hero teen saves disabled veterans from a tornado

3. Robert Kuba – Hero teacher saves his students from school shooter

In February 2014, Philadelphia, New York high school science teacher Robert Kuba saw one of his students pull out a .22 caliber rifle from beneath a blanket. Instantaneously, Kuba approached the student and tore the weapon away from him. He calmly led the disgruntled student out of the classroom and called for help. After turning the offender over to the proper school authorities, Kuba returned to teach the remaining 15 minutes of his class. It seems great catastrophe was avoided by the quick thinking of this brave man.
3. Robert Kuba – Hero teacher saves his students from school shooter

2. Mindy Tran – Hero mom uses her body to stop a car and save her kids

In March 2014, Mindy Tran – a 22-year-old mother of two – parked her car atop a steep hill. After she got out of the car to lock her door, it began to roll down the hill with her two young girls still inside. Seeing no way to stop the rapidly moving car, Mindy laid down on the ground in front of it and essentially acted as a speed bump. The car ran over her but was slowed down long enough to allow a bystander to safely pull the girls out of the car. She suffered a broken leg, hip, and shoulder but triumphantly states when recounting the nightmare, “It was all for my kids”. Score one for a mother’s love.
2. Mindy Tran – Hero mom uses her body to stop a car and save her kids

1. Aitzaz Hasan – Hero teen sacrifices his life to save 1,500 students from a suicide bomber

In January 2014, 17-year-old Aitzaz Hasan  stood up to a suicide bomber right outside of his high school in Pakistan. The bomber intended to enter the school and detonate his jacket made of 13 pounds of explosives but Aitzaz acted fast and challenged the attacker to a physical brawl. After a brief fight, the cowardly bomber set off his explosives, killing both of them instantly. Although his murder was a heartbreaking tragedy that’s left many throughout the country grieving for the young man’s life, nevertheless Aitzaz’s bravery saved 1,500 of his peers from certain death as he summoned the extraordinary selflessness to step up and protect them.
1. Aitzaz Hasan – Hero teen sacrifices his life to save 1,500 students from a suicide bomber