Sunday, March 30, 2014

not heroism

A 21-year-old American soldier has flown back from Afghanistan to see if his liver is a match for his dying grandfather in Texas.

Rickey Homer, 62, is dying of liver disease. Ricky Glenn Henderson, 21, is hoping that he can donate 60% of his own liver to his grandfather. Tests will be conducted Wednesday to see if there is a match. If the operation goes forward, Henderson's liver will grow back.

Henderson's mother said she was "so proud" and Homer called Henderson his hero.

But Henderson did not agree:
I don't really see myself as a hero. You do what you do for the ones you love.
Wouldn't it be nice if those keen on proclaiming heroes enhanced their honesty and took their cue from a 21-year-old?

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