Cassie Champagne saw a hero in her mom, a nurse who volunteered for the  gruesome task of identifying the Twin Tower dead after 9/11.

She sees heroes in the everyday exploits of her fellow nurses at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

But, funny thing, she somehow loses her keen eyesight when that familiar heroic figure passes by in the mirror -- even after volunteering to leave her home and risk her health and safety to care for coronavirus victims in New Orleans during that city's darkest hot-zone days.

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