Taking Over: Saving Lives

We risk our lives to save others’

Daniel Hernandez ran through gunfire in Phoenix to save the life of his boss, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, earning him praise and a trip to Washington DC to attend Obama’s State of the Union address in January. In August, Antonio Diaz Chacon chased down a man he had seen shove a 6-year-old girl into a van and speed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That he did that makes him hero enough. That he’s an illegal immigrant that could have been deported makes him twice the hero.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.