What is a hero?
• A hero is an unselfish, kind, outgoing human
being. Bravery, wisdom, enthusiam, selfsacrifice, respect, teamwork, honesty,
dedication and fairness are all
characteristics of a heroic person. Heros
don’t look alike. Some are short, tall, young,
old, and different ethnicities. A hero never
quits, always forgives, and is always kind.
• 7 year old Grace Smith is a hero in Dixon, CA. She
and her mother, Lindsay Smith, were getting ready
to watch a movie together. Before the movie began,
Lindsay went to wash her face and brush her teeth
in the bathroom. Waiting patiently, Grace heard a
big thump. Lindsay was having a stroke. Grace
quickly ran to her next door neighbor to ask for
help. The neighbor called 911 and rushed to
Lindsay’s side. Lindsay recieved urgent help and
ended up just fine. Grace saved her mother’s life. by
• Grace wanted more than anything for her
mom to be okay. In order for her mom to
survive, she needed to get help quickly.
• Grace Smith had to face the thought that
her mom might not survive this stroke. A
typical 7 year old may be overcome with
fear. They may not think clearly and act
quickly in this type of situation. Grace
didn’t let her fear get in the way of seeking
help for her mother.
Did Grace have any help?
• Grace received help from her neighbor when
she needed to find someone to call 911 for
• I have learned that heros aren’t just in comics.
There are real life heros. Even a child can
save a life. Grown-ups aren’t the only ones
that can help.
How is Grace heroic?
• Grace is heroic because she was wise enough
to ask a grown up for help. Another heroic
characteristic is patience. Grace was patient
when she waited for her neighbor to open
the door and when she waited for the
paramedics to arrive. Grace is not lazy, selfish
or mean. She had the best interest of her
mother in mind.
Grace & Piper
• Grace & Piper have a lot of similarities. They
both are female and they both love someone;
Piper loves Jason, and Grace loves her mom.
They are both caring; Grace cared for her my
mom by saving her life, and Piper cared for
Jason when he got hurt.