My grandmother is my hero. During World War II, she put off her education in order to serve as a nurse in the Navy. Later, she went on to get her Master's degree at Columbia University- something not many women were doing at the time. Instead of choosing a more lucrative career, she chose to come home to our rural Vermont community and serve as a Social Worker, helping the children of our county for the next 40 years. Many times she went above and beyond her job requirements, and today many of 'her kids' still come up to her to thank her for helping them. Some of them have become family, including another of my heros, my godfather. My grandma encouraged him to excel in school as a way of breaking free of the foster care system- and he made it! For my entire life, my grandma has shown me how to become the kind of adult we should all strive to be- someone with integrity, ethics, compassion, and who cares for others and helps them, no matter what their circumstance is. Someone who treats people equally, with a sense of humor and always with kindness. She has taught me so many lessons, and I am incredibly proud to be her granddaughter.
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