Editor's view: Many kind of lifesaver

I'm no hero '“ I was just doing my job.

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 11:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 12:56 pm
Adam Hurrell who saved a teenager who passed out at Hillsborough leisure Centre, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 30 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Hero is an overused word in my opinion but the families of the two children saved by the Sheffielders on today’s front page will certainly be thanking their lucky stars that the right person was in the right place at the right time.

You don’t expect your child, whether a toddler or a teenager, to have to be brought back to life by a stranger – but thank goodness they were.

Dan Radford and Adam Hurrell did what they were trained to do and are brilliant examples of how people can step up in the most challenging circumstances.

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Do they deserve such praise for what some people might see as doing their job? Of course they do! We are all human, no matter what our chosen career.

Fortunately, most of us will never experience such life-threatening circumstances that most of us never have to experience for ourselves.

But you don’t have to literally save lives to make a difference to other people.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and show support for your local community in The Star every day.

Go fundraising, volunteer or just do something positive.

You’re never too old or young – our stories are proof of that.