I picked my Grandma because she has overcome a lot in her life and is a wonderful person. My Grandma grew up on a farm with four sisters and one brother. Her mother (my great grandmother) had to raise them all by herself because my grandma's father died. When my grandma was a teen her older brother died. My Grandma stayed with friends to put herself through High School (in Aitkin) she got her first boyfriend (from Crosby) and told him that she would be going to college in the cities. That boy is my Grandpa, he asked her to marry him before she left. They had four kids, the oldest was mentally disabled her name was Rene. After taking care of Rene for years they had to put her in a home so that my Grandma could take care of her other children while my Grandpa was away for work. At the age of 30 Rene passed away. Their oldest son, Albert Seguin, was killed at the age of 19 before he was supposed to be married. My family started to drift apart, but what really held them together was my Grandma and her faith. My Grandparents moved to Aitkin years later. My Aunt Michele Hilde also moved to Aitkin with my 3 cousins after she went through a divorce. My Grandparents built her a house and helped her raise her sons. I live with my Grandparents most of the time so I have had the pleasure to get to know my Grandma very well. My Grandma is 76 years old and still works very hard. She is the most thoughtful, forgiving, and honest, person I know. She has helped raise my brother and me thoughout our school years since my mother passed away. My Grandma is always doing things for others and is very loving. I think that it's clear why she is my hero. I look up to how strong my Grandma is.
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