Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ode to a Hero

I haven't posted about his, because it's a somewhat sensitive thing, but I've wanted to for a while, so here it is. The day before Thanksgiving, my cousin Logan, who is a firefighter for the Atlanta Fire Department was battling an apartment fire when part of the roof blew off, and landed on him, knocking off his helmet and glove, resulting in second degree burns. It was all over the Atlanta news and even made some national news reports. Logan is a hero. People talk about athletes giving "heroic" performances and I say it's rubbish. There is nothing heroic about throwing, hitting or kicking a ball for a living. A hero puts his life on the line even when it's of no direct benefit to him.

I know Logan is pretty self-conscious about his appearance, but I'm posting the pictures, because it really is the face of a hero. I'm proud to share the Dean name.

1 comment:

Dan Luebcke said...

Great post! Thanks for the encouragement. Tell your cuz he is a HERO! Great take on the misuse of the phrase heroic performance!