Alex Napoles didn’t always view his father, James, in the same heroic light he now sees him.
It took several years for James to transform his uncouth habits, but now he keeps his behavior in line with the goals of his family. It’s a commitment that Alex now greatly admires in his father.
“He works hard and is dedicated to making the family proud,” Alex said.
Alex was one of six students from Kearns Jr. High who were featured speakers at the ChamberWest/East Valley Chamber of Commerce Silent Hero Luncheon. Each student read aloud an essay detailing the merits of their chosen hero, which, in all cases, was the student’s mother or father.
The stories shared included episodes of heartache, financial struggles and despair converted into memorable moments of admiration.
We salute those parents who were featured as silent heroes – James Napoles, Adrian Mendoza, Siosifa Tafisi, Brandy Ray, Alysha Burnett, and Seema Mehta – along with all parents who are committed to provided the best outcomes for their children, regardless of the cost.