We are all hero oriented. Everyone carries in his mind the image of an ideal and when he sees that person he knows who it is. In my early teens John Grimek represented what I wanted to be. I told him once, “I worked hard enough to have been a John Grimek over and over.” Compared to him I was like a candle at high noon, but I am ten thousand times better for trying. In the process I developed a life long quest to become better in every way and there are hundreds more who are better men because he lived.