I think the most authentic of heroes are those whose lives we get to see first-hand; whose both monumental and mundane experiences we get to witness.
@chelsey.grigsby isn't a hero to me because she has no fear and succeeds without a fight. She's a hero because she stares fear straight in the face, and addresses any failure with a resilient will to get up again. She's honest about her humanness and can level with everyone, yet empowers them to be all they can be, by believing in their abilities, and setting an example through hard work every day.
Last night I got to see my best friend receive her shield from a very proud Captain. I could not be more proud of her past, present and future, and honored to be a part of it. Happy LAFD anniversary and end of probation, Firefighter Grigsby!
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