Why Miah Cerrillo should be considered a national hero and what we need to do to ensure her legacy

Miah Cerrillo is a national hero as far as I am concerned. She deserves a medal of honor and to be treated with the utmost respect. 

You might not know who this 11-year-old girl is or why she deserves this treatment. Let me explain. According to CNN she is the child who had the foresight to survive the Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas by smearing her friends blood on herself and playing dead while the shooter rampaged through her school. 

The reason she is a national hero in my book is she stood up to the gunman and survived. While she had to play dead in order to live she bested the gunman who was determined to end her life along side several of her friends. 

She deserves to be treated with the utmost respect. Not only because she managed to survive a horrific event but because she has kept her cool in the aftermath talking to reporters along the way retelling her story. 

Miah Cerrillo should be given more than just a heroes honor. We need to ensure her life is as bright as we can make it. She deserves every scholarship her heart desires. She should be given a fast track to the best education our nation can offer a child. I want to ensure she gets the recognition she deserves. This child stood there in the face of death and remained calm. She thought quickly and now she is going to be a shocking reminder of the lasting effects these school shootings have on our society. 

I have heard it over and over since that fateful day. Uvalde changed us. It shook the American society to its very core. The fact House and Senate congressmen and women came together to actually pass a meaningful gun control measure is testament to the harrowing testimony this girl has left on our society. She not only left a mark on our hearts but she is entrenched in our consciousness. If gunman turned Conservative darling Kyle Rittenhouse can get a free ride we need to do everything in our power to ensure the brightest possible future for Miah Cerrillo going forward. She deserves nothing but respect and recognition for her bravery and solidarity. I also believe we need to get congress, if not Texas legislature as well, to pay for her therapy bills. We as a society need to foster this child with all the hope we can muster, lord knows she’s been through enough to deserve our respect. In the meantime I am going to do my part to keep her name in the news.


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