On the playground, a seven year old decided to program these questions into the augmentative communication devices of the two girls (beautiful and non verbal, blind and quadriplegic ) with whom I work:
Do you have a hero?
Are you like your hero in anyway?
Which of their deeds do you most admire?
Are you like a hero to anyone?
Then this wise souled little girl proceeded to answer the questions when the girls accessed their voice output switches, asking the questions.:
“I think Helen Keller is one of my heroes. It is not really any particular deed I admire but just the way she persisted. She didn’t see obstacles as a stop sign, rather, she found ways to get over, under, around or through them.”
One of my heroes, you ask? This little girl.