An 11 Year Old Hero

Hello everyone!

We have another story of a young hero, this time in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael Weir was just a normal 11 year old boy who’s fast actions saved all of his fellow students from serious injury or worse. He jumped behind the wheel of the bus while it flew uncontrollably down the road – downhill.

Read more about this story here!!!

What could you do if this situation happened to you?


Mythical Mondays – Galahad

Hello everyone and a happy Monday to you all!

It’s another Mythical Monday and that means another hero from legend, myth, or lore. Today’s hero is Galahad.


Galahad was the son of Lancelot, one of the best of King Arthur’s knights, and Elaine. Galahad ended up joining his father as one of the knights of the round table.

To read more about Galahad and his adventures, go here.

Please comment on this post if you have information to add about Galahad or if you want to start a discussion about him.

Or, if you have a favorite mythological hero that you want to see featured on a Mythical Monday, just drop a comment in the box!


Definition: confidence or trust in a person, religion, or thing.


Faith is a heroic trait many people associate with religion. Many heroes we know that have faith as their major heroic trait come from religion.

  • St. Thérèse was born in France in the late 19th-century. She was called to be a nun and tried as soon as she could to get into the order. Once she actually became one, she was known for her tremendous faith and more importantly, what was called her “little way.” She believed she could show her appreciation for God in doing little things every day instead of one extraordinary deed.

But, having faith doesn’t necessarily mean having your belief in religion. You can also have faith in your best friend or parents being there for you when things get rough or you can strongly believe in the words of someone important before you to guide you through your trials.

  • In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones has to retrieve the Holy Grail because the supposed healing powers will help his father not die from a gunshot wound to his chest. He has to go through three trials, the last of which is a leap of faith.

Indy takes the leap of faith because he has faith that the person who wrote the challenges didn’t lie or was wrong. It’s a faith like that that can be the most powerful, whether it comes from a religious sort or not.

When you think of faith, what do you think of and why?

Can you name three heroes that put faith at the forefront of their life?

A Young Hero’s Sacrifice

I have a sad but heroic story for everyone.

While Hayden Waller, age 12, was on his first skiing trip, he had to make a split second decision to save his friend. In doing so, he ended up losing his own life.

Even though this is a sad story it shows how amazing anyone can be if they only choose to be. People like Hayden do amazing and heroic things like this because they practice doing the little things everyday; opening doors for people, returning a dropped wallet,  and saying please and thank you are only a small portion of what everyone can accomplish daily.

Read the full story here. 

  • What would you do in a situation like that?
  • Do you practice little acts of heroism everyday?

Mythical Mondays – Heracles

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It’s time for another Mythical Monday post! Today’s mythical hero is Heracles. Now I’m sure a lot of you are wondering if I made a mistake with that name, but don’t worry…I didn’t!

Hercules is the name that probably a lot of people would recognize before Heracles. They’re basically the same person except that Hercules is from Roman mythology and Heracles is from Greek mythology.

I will be writing another post soon about the differences between the Heracles of legend and Disney’s Hercules. But for now, click here if you want to know more about the legend.

Please comment on this post if you have information to add about Heracles or if you want to start a discussion about him.

Or, if you have a favorite mythological hero that you want to see featured on a Mythical Monday, just drop a comment in the box!

Another 8-Year-Old Hero…

Here’s another story of a young boy doing something heroic.

Dylan, an 8-year-old hockey player was at a hotel with his parents and saw a little girl in a hot tub. His friend said she was just playing, but Dylan instinctively  jumped in the hot tub and saved the 2-year-old from drowning.

You can read more about the story here.

This type of story just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how small or how young we are…every last one of us can be a hero.

Z is for Zuko

Well, it’s the final post in our ABC Hero’s Journey list.

Our final hero’s journey is one of my favorite characters from my absolute favorite show, Avatar: The Last Airbender. I thought it’d be nice to finish how we started.

Prince Zuko is the banished Fire Nation prince. He has a scar on the left side of his face, a scar he received from his own father before his banishment. Zuko is sent to search for the Avatar.


Read about his hero’s journey here.

Y is for Yul Brenner

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Well, after today there’s only one left. Today’s hero’s journey is Yul Brenner.

Yul is a character from the movie Cool Runnings. The movie centers around a group of Jamaican men who have a very great desire to represent their country in the Olympics. The only way to do this after three of them are tripped in a qualifying round is to go as the first Jamaican bobsled teams.

(Yul is the last character on the right)

Here is his hero’s journey.

X is for Professor Xavier

Hello everyone!

We’re down to the final three. Today’s hero’s journey is for Professor Xavier of the X-men. The X-men are mutants that have special powers. Some can fly, some can turn into metal and others, like Professor Xavier can read and control minds.


Professor Xavier has led the X-men and their pursuit to fight evil mutants and keep the peace between mutants and humans.

You can read about his hero’s journey here.

W is for Will Stronghold

Today’s “W” is Will Stronghold.


Will Stronghold is a character from the movie Sky High and one I’d highly recommend by the way. It shows him going to Sky High, a high school made for superheroes to learn how to use their powers. Will doesn’t have any powers at the beginning of the film and he is put into the “Hero Support” program, otherwise known as sidekick class.

Here is his hero’s journey.