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And then a hero comes along...#1
Posted: 8/7/07 at 11:38pm
Good for him!

"Dunwoody College offers rescuer chance to resume studies for free"

If school bus evacuator Jeremy Hernandez wants to resume learning auto mechanics at Dunwoody College of Technology, he can do so without charge.

The Minneapolis school made that offer to Hernandez's family Saturday.

Hernandez drew national attention when he played a lead role in the evacuation of 61 children and staff members from a school bus caught up in last week's Interstate 35W bridge collapse. They were on a field trip from Waite House, a community agency in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis.

In news coverage afterward, Hernandez said he was working at Waite House after he had dropped out of Dunwoody because of a lack of money.

The school's tuition and fees typically run $15,000 annually.

That prompted a flurry of calls to the school from alumni and staff members, according to Dave Jarzyna, a school spokesman.

"Universally they said we need to do something for this guy," Jarzyna said. "We're going to make sure that if he wants to come to Dunwoody, he'll have the resources to do that."

Hernandez, 20, could not be reached immediately for comment.

"The ball's in his court, and we're hoping to hear from him," Jarzyna said.


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Posted: 8/7/07 at 11:40pm
I read that today, what a great story. I hope that we all would react in that manner.
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Posted: 8/7/07 at 11:42pm
Aw! I love that!
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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Posted: 8/7/07 at 11:42pm
That is such a wonderful thing for them to do.
PEACE.
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Posted: 8/7/07 at 11:43pm
Great story.
But, when I first read the title, in my head I sang it to the tune of "Whip It" by Devo.. even though I know it's from that Mariah Carey song. Weird.
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Posted: 8/7/07 at 11:44pm
That is so cool.
HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
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Posted: 8/7/07 at 11:45pm
I read today that he refused a photo opp with Bush!
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Posted: 8/7/07 at 11:47pm
Okay, now this officially HAS to be a TV movie.
PEACE.
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Posted: 8/7/07 at 11:47pm
That's great! Good for him.
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
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Posted: 8/8/07 at 8:10am
I had not seen this on the news. Thanks for posting it. What a feel-good story! I wish him all the best.
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Posted: 8/8/07 at 8:35am
"...the evacuation of 61 children and staff members..."

Just think...

Here's wishing Jeremy Hernandez a wonderful, wonderful life.
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Posted: 8/8/07 at 9:54am
Great story.


Yero, the title made me think of that "I'm holding out for a hero" song from Footloose. re: And then a hero comes along...
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be enbered with your old nonsense. ~ Emerson