“The story made me think about all the people in history who have done great things and who have stood up in the face of death and refused to move. ”

Thankfully there are people like that all over the world, here is one example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQyIKyd2gqA
00:50 secs in a rather amazing thing unfolds.

Unfortunately I don’t speak any of the languages, other than English, bso I can’t tell more of the background of this story; but, it’s pretty clear that one person is willing to stand up and try to make a difference, however small.