How do you just choose one amazing person? The world is full of people doing amazing things(big & small) for social change.
I have heroes I see on a daily basis, and heroes that I have never even met.
Some of my biggest heroes are my brothers. One of my younger brothers regularly mows lawns, gardens and generally maintains the grounds of a lady in our community's house.
My older brother is committed to social change, and has created a huge awareness for many people the damage non-fair trade products have on our world, and the good we can do using fair trade.
My biggest hero, even though I've never met her, would have to be Mother Teresa. She went where no-one wanted to go. She saw the people no-one wanted to see. She loved the people no-one wanted to love. The world lost a precious jewel the day she died.
The person however, that I wish to 'shadow' is canadian-born, Melbourne dwelling Salvation Army worker, Danielle Strickland. She isn't afraid of the darkness, she isn't afraid of going where people don't want to go, seeing what people don't want to see, and loving people no-one wants to love.
My life dream, is justice for all human beings, and I believe that we need people working on this from all areas, from being right there in the slums with the outcast & marginalized, to policymakers, and governments. I believe that with people like Danielle, we are making change happen.