Let's Hear It for the Unappreciated Heroes of 2010
There are many who will never receive due recognition but their contribution should never go unacknowledged. Single mothers in particular (parents in general) who slave to keep their familys' heads above water with almost no resources, committed environmentalists who fight lonelly battles against immorally rich corporates, community members who slave to ensure remaining playgrounds are not taken away from their children, teachers and educators of whatever description in the world's slummiest areas, etc.
One thing I didn't like about Sirleaf-Johnson was her campaign mockery of fellow candidate, George Opong Weah's educational achievements (in this case, lack thereof). I cannot discount her developmental track record but thought such antics juvenile. Weah is a man of limited learning, who made his name playing soccer abroad, and who used his considerable financial clout to kit his national team and sponsor them through lots of sporting tribulations.
A good list, representative, nevertheless. The true heroes live amongst us, and their unexposed achievements don't make them any less of mortals. They are right up there in the Olympian pantheon of gods. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost