Modern Day Heroes in the Football Field

HeroBook features Gridiron Heroes for its commendable act of generosity and selflessness in helping the injured high school football players in coping with their spinal cord injury.

Novato, CA, June 06, 2012 --( Herobook features Gridiron Heroes, a modern day hero in the lives of young high school football players who have acquired catastrophic spinal cord injury during their game.

Gridiron Heroes is a non-profit organization that aims to provide immediate, as well as, long term resources and support to individuals sustaining a catastrophic spinal cord injury through activities associated with high school football. It is founded in 2003 and headed by Eddie Canales, the father of a spinal cord injury patient, Chris Canales.

Herobook is a website that is a collection of stories about modern-day heroes that continues to inspire its readers with the nobility and selflessness of the people involved. Herobook believes that anyone can be a hero in their own simple ways and that great things come from the most simple, insignificant beginnings.

Like Gridiron Heroes’ founder Eddie Canales, he was unaware of his true mission until a life-changing event happened. He knows that what he’s going through is rare and it’s not simple however, he also knew he wasn’t the only one overcoming such situation. Therefore, he felt like he had to do something about it.

His son, Chris Canales, was a high school football player in the hopes of making it to a good college and enter the big league. Like any other aspiring football player, it was Chris and Eddie’s everything. At the time they cannot imagine themselves without football in their lives until Chris’ accident came. It wasn’t easy from there. Chris was battling depression and Eddie kept looking for ways to financially and morally support his son. Then he discovered his mission.

Gridiron Heroes started when Eddie and Chris witnessed a similar incident and decided to help the family. Today, the nation has recognized Eddie’s work and advocacy and is spreading its help all over USA. They help raise funds, counsel family members and patients and conduct seminars to high school football teams all over the states for a safer, better sport.
Alexis Krosov