Photo Friday: Who’s The Hero? They all are, when riding the Regina tsunami

I know the photo’s a little fuzzy (there’s a clearer one of Sully below), it shows my view of things at the National Press Club – Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger on the stage, Leroy Jones, Jr. ( @technicaljones ) in the audience, wearing his Walking Gallery Jacket, entitled “Supermom 1976”.

I went back and watched the story behind Leroy’s jacket, because I remembered it from last year – his mother, diagnosed with sarcoidosis, given 6 months to live, in 1976, survived to 1996, hospitalized every year, with what he said was an “amazing spirit.” You can watch the story and see a clearer photograph of the jacket here.

My view made me answer the question with, “they all are,” and that’s what brings me to these things, because of what’s on stage, and because of what’s off stage.

Because of what’s off stage, too

Imagine what the world would be like if everyone wore their story on the back of their jacket. And, actually, you can, on June 4, 2012. See you there – don’t forget to register!

More photos below, Enjoy

Ted Eytan, MD