Maria Figueroa is someone who put her own life in danger to help her neighbor who was stabbed by her daughter’s boyfriend.
Maria heard the cries for help and came out of her house to help her neighbor, but did not know that the suspect would come back and stab her.
Maria survived her injuries, unfortunately her neighbor did not. However, thanks to Maria being a primary witness, she was able to help send the attacker to prison.
Watch each individual story of this year’s Citizens of Courage honorees in the links below: