By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/13/2011 - 15:30
Growing up in Tucson, the son of a Mexican mom and a Mexican American dad, Daniel Hernandez wanted to be a doctor, someone who helps people in dire need. By the time he’d been bitten by the politics bug and joined Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ campaign, he had no idea that the nursing assistant training course he’d taken in high school would come into play in the most dramatic way imaginable. Hernandez, of course, ran through gunfire to get to Giffords and helped Giffords survive those critical first moments before ambulances arrived.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/13/2011 - 08:30
At the memorial last night for the shooting victims and survivors of the horrific shooting in Tucson, the intern credited with saving the life of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Daniel Hernandez, earned a standing ovation for his passionate speech. Telling the crowd that he must "humbly reject the title of hero," a clearly overwhelmed and emotional Hernandez gave a short but touching speech about reserving that title for public servants and those who have dedicated their lives to helping others.