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Jeremy Hernandez a Real Hero,Kids on School Bus Survive Mississippi River Bridge Collapse

Society & Culture  (tags: children, Latino, hero, brave, mexican )

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Jenkins credits staff member Jeremy Hernandez with saving her 12-year-old daughter, Nina. "I don't know what he was thinking," Jenkins said. "It must have been something really good." Watch as teen describes first rescue efforts


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Pamela Kemp (95)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 1:54 pm
Teresa -- thanks for sharing this wonderful story of courage and selflessness in the face of danger. I watched Jeremy's interview with the media and he is truly and impressive young man. He exemplifies the best in human nature.

Christine Dahlgren (15)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 1:57 pm
In this world where so many people think only of themselves, it's so refreshing when I hear of someone that does the totally opposite. God Bless Jeremy Hernandez for his courage and selflessness.

Stephanie M (218)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 4:50 pm
Thanks Theresa-Maybe this will make people remember that hispanics are flesh and blood human beings not just illegal aliens.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 5:04 pm
Thanks for making such nice comments here, you three! It's great to see people give themselves to help, when others need it. And yes, a Hispanic man helped. Nice to see the other side.. instead of all the trash talk of illegals.

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 5:34 pm
Thanks for your comments Christine and Pamela, God Bless you! I agree with Stephanie and Darren all the way. Trashing people because they are hispanic is not fair at all. Lets not forget what the Mexican Army and illegal and legal Mexican workers did also in New Orleans when Katrina. Some people were just there doing nothing and these people helped like nobody else did. Today I was watching the news, and this journalist asked a person that rescued some people there "If he had special training" and he answered NO. Of course not! you donīt need special training to act, you jus do it, because, if people think that a rescue team is going to arrive in one minute like in the Hollywood pictures, they are wrong. In Mexico City earthquake there are million stories of heroism. Why? because nobody expected the authorities to rescue everybody, the people here acted from the heart. And many lives were saved.

John Huh (610)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 8:14 pm
Hi Teresa ! Thanks for sharing this humane story with us!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 8:35 pm
thanks for posting Teresa...noted

Monica B (157)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 8:38 pm
If all could realize we are as one!So many sorrows wouldn't be in this world... Will our grandchildren see it?? Hope human beings could evolve we should....Just to think that computers will or are already smarter than the human brain...And still so much division among our souls! Just lets us wondering...When we we ever learn?Thanks Tere.....Honest...

Kathy G (407)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 8:44 pm
Thank you, Mr Hernandez for being such a brave and caring soul....that HAD to be frightening-but he swallowed any hesitancy or fear he had and put all the kids first.
Can we say "hero"?

Marilyn M (45)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 8:59 pm
Jimmy did a wonderful things for these kids! There are still some decent people in the world that care about someone other than theirselves...Jimmy proves that! When you see or hear about something like this it kind of restores your faith in mankind. Great Job Jimmy!

God Bless Jimmy and All The People in Minneapolis

Karyn K (56)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 9:59 pm
It is refreshing to read a positive story about teens, even during such a tragedy.

Bobbie W (113)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 10:07 pm
It's always nice to read about heroes. So great that those kids were saved! In the face of all this tragedy, there is a light with the survival of these kids.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 10:26 pm
What a touching story,Presence is power, this young man had no doubt about where he wanted to put his heart,the power was given unto him and he followed the golden rule. love one another and he did just that.Trouble is only a challenge, faith is to belive.though i walk in the mist of trouble,thou dost preserve my life, thou shell streth out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy hand delivers me. psalm 138 :7 This video touch my heart, thanks .noted, great job.

RC deWinter (418)
Friday August 3, 2007, 4:01 am
Good news is so wonderful these days....and rare!

Past Member (0)
Friday August 3, 2007, 6:55 am
Thanks !! Teresa... Noted

Phyllis P (232)
Friday August 3, 2007, 8:42 am
What a man....and a huMANatarian!!!

Marci Marcel S (326)
Friday August 3, 2007, 9:30 am
an EXCELLENT caregiver !

Mary J (29)
Friday August 3, 2007, 9:56 am
Thank you Teresa for posting this story. An amazing act of caring by this intelligent, responsible, caring young man. I, along with Stephanie and Darren, want to emphasize that this Hispanic young man is an example that people of all races can emulate. The immigration issue has been politicized and divisive, where Jeremy Hernandez put a face on what being human first is all about.

Brenda R (6)
Friday August 3, 2007, 4:08 pm
Quick thinking under such circumstances. Great job Jeremy! Noted

Friday August 3, 2007, 11:47 pm
That's a great story of valor. Jeremy is a hero. A guardian angel. Thanks Jeremy for your compassion, survival skills, and quick thinking!!

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 4, 2007, 9:04 am
I just heard Jeremy couldn't go to college because of money. I hope someone starts a fund for him. He deserves a hand up for the hand he gave!

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Saturday August 4, 2007, 3:19 pm
Thanks for your comments and notes!

Yes Jeremy couldnīt go to college, but I am pretty sure he will now. He deserves all the help.

Blair Miller (246)
Saturday August 4, 2007, 4:41 pm
I agree with Monica. We are all one sadly too many people are just so concerned about themsleves.This makes me want to move to what they call Minnesota Nice. Cudos to a true HUMAN BEING. I do hope that someone somehow gets him to college.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 4, 2007, 7:11 pm
Yeah, I'm sure people will know about the money troubles Jeremy had and do something beautiful about it. Maybe the news channels can help push this? I sure hope so.

Elle J (276)
Sunday August 5, 2007, 2:40 pm
Noted! Great story of courage and selflessness. Thanks Teresa for posting the story.

Rob S (112)
Wednesday August 8, 2007, 8:37 pm
Noted,nice to hear of such heroism in such a crazy world,great story,Teresa

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Wednesday August 8, 2007, 11:03 pm
I love hearing the good news....*S* Outstanding. I get weary of the racial bias the the silent racism and the fight against immigration. WE are not a box. Without this diversity we are nothing.
This news is awesome...and it enriches us all.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2007, 7:56 am
I posted a new article about Jeremy. He has been offered free tution for college!

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday August 10, 2007, 12:39 pm
How many more "infrastructure disasters" before I can count on an


Past Member (0)
Thursday August 23, 2007, 11:36 pm
thanks for the post....noted, Darren you are so right...take care all

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 11:43 am
Thanks to all the people that comment this news. There is a real hero in all of you too.

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