hero [heer-oh] (noun) - a: a mythological or legendary figure endowed with great strength or ability b: an illustrious warrior c: a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities d: one that shows great

Heroes are forged in the battlegrounds of adversity. They fight back with resilience when others would simply surrender. These great people provide hope and inspiration for all of us. Follow the upward journey of Kirk Pedersen, a story in the making that will be told for generations to come.

Kirk's Story on Fox News Detroit

Kirk's Message to his Walled Lake Central Vikings

Press Coverage on Kirk's Recovery

The Observer and Eccentric

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Oakland Press

Oakland Press – June 22, 2009