Bravery is defined as having courageous behavior or character and comes in different forms and situations.
One person can be brave in the face of a debilitating illness or hardship, while others display brave acts by risking their lives to save others’.
12-year-old Alixon Lopez Martinez is being hailed a hero by her community after her brave act in the midst of tragedy saved her family.
Alixon, her grandmother, mother, and two sisters – one of whom is just a week old – were asleep in their Maryland mobile home when it caught fire.
Alixon’s father, Milton, was at work at the time.
Alixon was the only person to hear the fire alarm, which made her spring into action.