Catherine C

Catherine overcame a rare form of cancer, which resulted in the amputation of her left leg from the hip down. While she endured her battle with cancer and coped with her losses, she was also completing a second book on apartheid to achieve academic tenure, raising a toddler, fighting a convoluted health care system and losing her father to bone cancer.

These days, she walks a mile to work everyday with an uncomfortable prosthesis; but you can't take the smile from her face. She inspires her students at the Univeisty of California at Berkeley while openly and honestly challenging them on what diversity and adversity really mean. She is my hero.

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Anonymous JULY 15, 2016
Great the senior members of our society deserves that for we are because they did their part

Geraldine from Kenya JUNE 9, 2016
That is so sweet of those who helped the elderly,I also enjoy helping

Nebraska, USA OCTOBER 3, 2008
This was a nice story- just to know that there are still those people out there that are still so kind. And the part that really made me glad was the fact that it was a teenager. I'm glad there are still people who care for the elderly.

Florida, USA JULY 20, 2008
Oh wow. There aren't many times you see that kind of kindness to someone. Many times, elderly women who are so kind are overlooked and nobody thinks twice about them. I'm glad someone--and surprised it was a teenager--helped her out and had a heart.

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