When I think of heroes, I think of my sister. Although she is accomplished professionally, it is how she has lived her life that makes her my role model. She has traveled the world, climbed Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro, ridden the Rockies, scaled the pyramids in Egypt. Wherever she goes, the leaves behind a breadcrumb of kindness from visiting orphans in Africa, to delivering medical supplies to Peru, to helping the Little Sisters of the Poor here in the US. These things had already cemented her place as hero in my book, but recently she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Her time here is now short, but she continues to set an example - not just for how she has lived her life, but through the strength, dignity and even humor with which she is facing her death. I am angry that she is going to be gone so soon - too soon - but in a way, I feel as if she was only on loan to us here. A bright force to show us how to live a life fully and how to die with grace. She is, and always will be, my hero.
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