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Daniel Hernandez, Jr.: They Call Me a Hero

Daniel Hernandez, Jr.: They Call Me a Hero
Daniel Hernandez
Join The Arizona Republic's Shaun McKinnon, one of the lead reporters on the 2011 shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, for a converation with Daniel Hernandez, Jr. (the young intern who provided first aid to Giffords after the congresswoman was shot in Tucson), author of They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth.

They Call Me a Hero
"I don't consider myself a hero," says Hernandez. "I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime committed to helping others." On January 8, 2011, during a "Congress on Your Corner" event, twenty-year-old Hernandez's quick thinking saved Giffords's life until the paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. His bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Piers Morgan. But while that may have been his most well-known moment in the spotlight, he is still working to achieve much more. Recently elected to the Sunnyside Unified School Board and appointed to Tucson's Commission on LGBT Issues, Hernandez also recounts his life, character, and the traits a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero in her or his own way.

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DANIEL HERNANDEZ is completing his senior year at the University of Arizona. The twenty-two-year-old Latino student is credited with having saved the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords during the shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona, on January 8, 2011. At that time he was a political intern in Giffords's office. Mr. Hernandez was recently elected to the Sunnyside Unified School District governing board and appointed to Tucson's Commission on LGBT Issues. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442462281
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2013

Me Llaman Heroe: Recuerdos de Mi Juventud Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442466197
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2013

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