If we’re fortunate, we have genuine heroes in our lives. Some of our heroes may be extraordinary, people whose spectacular feats defy comprehension, perhaps a citizen who risked her life to save total strangers from a burning house, or navy seals who rescued children trapped in a remote cave. Sometimes heroism is much more quiet and understated – ordinary people who go about their daily lives with earnest dedication, answering the call of duty without fanfare. As Patty Higgins notes, sometimes we find out about inspiring heroism in unlikely places.  

Patty Higgins spent her long career as a clinical social worker and comes to us from Charlestown, Rhode Island.