Many grandparents, aunts, distant relatives, foster parents and other guardians issued by the state, raising today’s children. Some of these people are long past the retirement age and should be taking cruises, vacations in the summer or moved to warmer climates enjoying their latter years until they are unable to take care of themselves. Instead, they are coming to parent teacher conferences, buying school clothes and shoes, finding tutors for homework that they stopped doing long ago. Walks in the park, visits to the zoo and circus tickets were once a thing of the past, but have resurfaced so that this generation can somehow enjoy being a kid and have a better life. These are the true heroes of our generation. People who are willing to sacrifice their wants, needs and desires to be able to see the next generation survive and hopefully, thrive.