My hero is my 17 year-old niece. I am 42 years old. I was not able to have children, so she is a very prominent person in my life, as my sister has allowed me to be a part of their lives and witness Janci's life. Janci is the person that I wish I had become. At a young age she portrayed grace, sincerity, and accomplishment. She is the girl in school that chooses to be friends with everyone, leaving no one excluded. She is compassionate and loving and removes herself from groups of children who gossip about others. She takes her time during the week and weekends to be involved with charity organizations. She is the child that helps children in school with physical challenges. She is 17 years old, a senior in high school and has never received anything less than an A on her report card. She is determined, loving and the most compassionate person that I have ever known. I cannot be 17 years old again, but I have returned to college to complete my degree and although I did not achieve straight A's in school, I am now a college student with a 3.9 GPA. She has inspired me as a middle-aged woman to be the best that I can be! I am so very grateful that I am able to be a part of her life and watch her develop into a beautiful woman. Janci is my Hero!!!
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