I met her at my place of work, she was my boss at a local bank. Though I am a Christian and she is Muslim, something about her told me she had a beautiful soul. She earned good money but she was always broke and I took it upon myself to sort her out by helping her come out with a budget. As I sat down with her to come up with the list to cut down from her budget, it became clear it was going to be hard because most of it went to supporting poor and orphaned kids get an education. Much of her free time went to supporting free community based organizations like hospitals and self help groups. I forged a close relationship with her and I must say I have learned a lot from her, especially through the smile of the person who has benefited from her pure generosity. She does all this and expects nothing in return.
Two years ago my late mum was admitted in hospital after a tragic road accident and as she accompanied me to the hospital to visit her, we came to know two men who were paralyzed over 20yrs ago through an accident and could not be released from the hospital due to pending bills. Their relatives had long abandoned them having lost hope in their recovery.
She organized for them to be taken to a local old men sanctuary, did a charity walk through our town and raised funds to support them. Now they have wheel chairs and have moved to a better place where other well wishers have joined in helping them. They are very grateful to at least have a wheel chair, a place to sleep and people visiting them.
To me this young lady is a hero for not only is she doing great things to the society, she expects no reward neither does she tire in this. People like her remind me there are still Angels among us.
She is my Hero.
Submitted by Anonymous
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