Ordinary people… who have done extraordinary things. They were honored Friday at the annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast.
The Illinois Capital Area Chapter holds the event each year to pay tribute to people who have gone out of their way to help others. Honorees this year include first-grader Brooklyn Sheppard of New Berlin… who sought help after her mother and younger brother were trapped in a car crash.
Also honored were Ray Wiedle, the founder of Land of Lincoln Honor Flight… and Evan Stevens, an airman from Rochester who saved the life of a fellow serviceman after they stepped on a landmine.