Big Kudos to These ALD Heroes!

A firefighter, also known as a fireman, is a highly skilled man or woman who works to combat and extinguish fires. They also take steps to prevent fires, act as emergency medical technicians (EMT), and investigate the causes of fires. A firefighter is almost always the first official “on the scene” of fires, car accidents, or other emergencies, which is why they are also sometimes called “first responders.” Some firefighters are career professionals while others volunteer for duty within their communities.

Every day, these brave firefighters risk their lives to save others. When there are fires, explosions, and disasters, most people will flee and run away from the flame. Firefighters, however, run towards them.

They are heroes, and for one little man living with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), the firefighters of a small California area are dream makers.

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a deadly genetic disease that affects one in 18,000 people. It most severely affects boys and men. This brain disorder destroys myelin, the protective sheath that surrounds the brain’s neurons—the nerve cells that allow us to think and to control our muscles.

For one young elementary school kid, ALD stands between him and his dreams to be a hero. But, there’s hope—an inspiring story of rising above “the call of duty” and serving a great need—helping the dreams of a young child come true. Grab some tissues and click here to read more.

Life inevitably hands us personal setbacks and failings—failed relationships, failed businesses, and health problems are common life experiences for us.

During these phases of great personal challenge in our lives, heroes most likely inspire us to overcome whatever adversity we’re facing. Heroes lift us up when we’re personally in danger of falling down emotionally, physically, or spiritually.

Big kudos to the unsung heroes!

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