Heroes are all around us every day, like teachers who make learning fun for students and firefighters and police officers who risk their lives for our safety. Even a helpful neighbor who helps out in a pinch is a hero.
Starting now, we want you to nominate a Michiana resident who you know and consider to be a hero. Submit a photo (if you can) and explain why this person is such a hero in your life.
As we collect submissions, 95.3 MNC’s Mark McGill will choose one Hometown Hero a week and feature their story on Michiana’s Morning News. The chosen heroes will also be featured throughout the week on 95.3 MNC.
We’ll choose one winner a week for seven weeks. All Hometown Heroes will be invited to a breakfast awards ceremony from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Martin’s Super Market at S.R. 23 and Ironwood Drive. Each Hometown Hero will be able to bring up to four guests.
The Hometown Hero for the week of October 24 is Sandra McCallie:
Listener Amy has written us, saying:
“I work with an amazing teacher named Sandra McCallie. Not only is she phenomenal in that respect, but she is also an unstoppable mother. Her daughter gave birth to Sandy’s first grandchild earlier this year and was then given a very serious cancer diagnosis. Sandy has attended every weekly treatment and appointment with her daughter, while also teaching, planning lessons and meeting with parents. She also spends many hours doting on her beautiful granddaughter. As a mother, I can feel the pain and fear that Sandy goes through, and it’s an utter inspiration to see her continue on with life using the same care and concern for everyone around her as she always has. She is the epitome of strength, compassion and above all, motherhood.”