Topic: Lately it seems like more and more ordinary people are performing impossibly heroic acts. In Manhattan, construction worker Wesley Autrey jumped in front of a moving subway train to save a young man who fell in its path. In the Bronx, N.Y., Julio Gonzalez and Pedro Nevarez rushed to catch a toddler dangling from a fifth-story window. In Warwickshire, England, 12-year old Jack Darby braved a river to save his wheelchair-bound grandfather from drowning by holding him above water until help arrived.  


We're looking for more of these very special people who are willing to put their lives in danger for someone else, especially if it's not in their job description.

Send us stories about these super-heroic people, and we'll honor them in an upcoming feature on Beliefnet.


What we want to know: Do you know someone who put their life on the line for someone else? Donated an organ to someone in need? Ran to help out in an emergency situation when no one else did?


What to do:  Send us an email describing the hero you know or have heard about in your local news.  Please include a brief story (300 words or less) about why this person is extraordinary. Be descriptive.  Include specific examples of what he or she has done that makes them a hero in your eyes. Please send photos, drawings or other images where available for use in a gallery Beliefnet will be putting together.

Send to: To participate, please email short responses to BeliefnetHero@gmail.com. The subject line should say: "A ‘Super’ Hero I Know"  Please email us images of the hero you write about, if available.

Deadline for submission: February 7, 2007.

Please Note:

• Photos must be in .jpg or .gif format and be less than 200K.
• Include your full name, your occupation, and your city/state of residency.
• All writing must be original to you. If you are submitting a work that has been previously published, please make sure there will be no conflict before submitting to us. We just want to remind you that, per our terms of service, Beliefnet trusts that you only send material you actually own (i.e. not other people's copyrighted materials) and by sending it to us, you grant us and our editorial partners the right to use it in any form.

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