Keith D. Aliga
There are many other definitions of what a hero may be. Some may say heroes are noted for their "feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life”. Some may often see them as mythological legends, "endowed with great courage and strength, and celebrated for their bold exploits." In my own point of view, a hero can be anyone whom you could relate to and whom you admire the most. And she is not found in a comic book or in the TV, she is found right here inside of me, whose flesh and blood flows within me. Who could this hero be? Precisely, it is the woman behind who I am today, my mom, Juliet Aliga. She is the most amazing person I’ve ever had in my life besides my father of course. I have always looked up to my mom from as far back as I can remember. She has always been there for me through everything possible. She has formed me into the person I am today. Without her help, I honestly believe that I wouldn’t be the strong, focused, caring individual who stands before you. There hasn’t been a time in my life where I was going through a hard time and my mom wasn’t there, guiding me through it. My mom is a very selfless person. She always makes sure other people’s needs are full-filled before hers are. As a matter of fact, she even sacrificed her job here and the chance to be with us every day for our future’s sake. Yes, she works overseas for seven years now and still counting. I was on my freshman year in high school back then when she decided to accept the offer for her to work in an English tutor school in Ontario, Canada. Obviously, that decision of hers was quite hard for her and most especially for us. My mother is a very dedicated and loving teacher. She spent 10 years of her life as a public school teacher, shaping the minds of the youths and molding them into becoming well-driven and more responsible individuals of our society; which is also one of the reasons...
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