When people think of real life heroes, Emergency Responders (Firemen, Policemen and Paramedics) usually come to mind. The sacrifices they make to keep us safe and to help us during our time of need, truly make the world a better place. While all Emergency Personnel deserve our thanks and gratitude, some truly go above and beyond the call of duty and reach "superman" status.
Jimmy Surma, a retired Chicago Paramedic, is one such person. He Spent over 38 years on the job - he was the longest serving paramedic in city of Chicago history. He went on over 350,000 EMS Service Calls, during which he saved numerous lives and swooped in to deliver a few babies along the way. And while he has received many Awards throughout his career for going above and beyond, he is truly humble and just feels it was all part of doing his job.
He first put on the cape while serving in Vietnam as a chopper medevac where he worked tirelessly to save the lives of his wounded comrades while they were being flown to safety as they were being evacuated from the battlefield.
Jimmy, though you can't leap tall buildings in a single bound, what you have done throughout your life to all the lives you touched and the people you saved, your truly are a super hero!