Are You a Believer in Miracles?

The name of the program is “Heroes & Miracles,” and it intends to prominently showcase rescued Chilean miners. The question that arises, then, is whether getting dragged out of a hole can make a person a hero. Are the miners heroes for not going all 28 Days Later on each other? For showing the world that civility and order can conquer danger and fear? Let’s assume that “not getting killed or going insane” is too low a heroism threshold and file the miners themselves under miracle, just as the Insane Clown Posse would describe water, fire, air, dirt, and magnets. Also on the docket, though, are Bradley Johnson, a Paralympian; Mike Jones and Ginger Littleton, who worked to thwart the Panama City school board gunman; and J.R. Martinez, an Iraq War vet now on All My Children. These guys have stories that would bring a tear to a glass eye, so get your fill of uplift at 8 p.m. Friday at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino (5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek). Tickets run a cool $100 with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society, Disabled American Veterans, and the UMWA Miners Aid Fund. Learn more or buy tickets by calling 954-283-2826 or visiting
Fri., Feb. 4, 8 p.m., 2011
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Debbie Simpson Lopez
Debbie Simpson Lopez

This was a wonderful event which I found out about thanks to your article.

I went to the event and was blown away by the stories of the different absolute admiration goes to the chilean miners. 

However it's a shame you gave hardly any coverage at all to our own local survival heroes Ana & Victor. Their story is AMAZING. They portray what overcoming the impossible means. They did it with love, faith and true companionship. They are a true inspiration for any family suffering from cancer

Please watch this short video, you'll see what I mean

This is the kind of story that will make anybody's day a lot better. They're local so you can do a story about them at anytime. They have a website 


Debbie Simpson