The story of my hero is a simple one to tell
It's the story of a giant who struggles to stay well.
The giant part may fool you, cause she isn't all that tall.
But she biggest where it matters, with the largest heart of all.
Heroes fight fierce battles, they stand against the tide
They smile and face the enemy and turn their fears aside.
Where some might cry and beg retreat, too anxious to fight on
My hero trudges through the night and stands to face the dawn.
Though painful treatment is the field on which her battles rage,
She only says, "it's not so bad", with wisdom past her age
I'd take her place as would her folks and many more who love her
We'd all be glad to spare this child who's heart is like no other.
I've watched her sit so quietly and teach the little children
With patience that's ingrained in her and far beyond some strong men.
My hero's worked and borne it all with hardly any tear
And now, thank God and medicine, a happy end is near.
I'll sing and shout and turn a flip when all her trials are done
But in my heart, I'll always know the courage of the one
Who soldiered on when times were bad and we were all so fearful
With few complaints, she does her job and she is always cheerful.
So when you hear of heroes remember where to find them
They're living daily struggles that we can lend a hand in.
If you'd like to help a hero who hasn't had the breaks
Stop in and get a blood test, that's really all it takes.
Remember when you take that test, my hero, Sarah
A child of light and happiness, for sure, one in a million
--HER AUNT, J