As a young child my Aunt Jane has always been a hero of mine. She grew up in a poor household with my father and 4 other children who were raised by my widowed grandmother. Jane was married and raised 2 boys named Devin and Darin. After her divorce from Devin and Darin’s father, she married a man named Mark who had two children of his own. She helped him raise his children as well. They separated and Jane met my uncle Glen. Glen is a very caring man who was raising 2 daughters of his own. His daughter later had health issues in which Jane helped care for her and tried to re-teach her basic living skills. At 17, Devin’s girlfriend became pregnant. Jane worked very hard and helped them raise their child Michael. A few years ago my uncle Glen was diagnosed with a severe health disease which slowly hardens his muscles and destroys his lungs. At age 56 it is hard for him to walk and breath. He uses an oxygen tank and his limbs are losing circulation and turning blue. They believe that his disease could be caused by his long career of working in the mines on the iron range. My aunt Jane went back to college at 52 and graduated on the Deans list. She drives 45 minutes everyday to her job so that she can pay medical bills considering Glen is unable to work. I love my aunt Jane with all my heart and admire her devotion and how she never gives up on anyone. She has been dealt a tough hand but is always very optimistic and puts her trust in God. My aunt Jane is truly extraordinary.
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