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This hero portrays the value of REACHING OUT
Submitted by over 6 years ago.
After a bad childhood & no family; I lacked a huge concern for others. With no hope, I came to VCU as a lost freshman. Little did I know, my life would be changed forever by my advisor. Mrs. K. came into my life in August 2004 and I quickly bonded with her. I felt I could trust her, something not normal for me. Along the way she encouraged me, inspired me, and demonstrated humility. She knew I had no family, so she tried to be there as much as possible. Even when I was hard-headed, she was still patient and optimistic for me; always believing in me. I never understood why. She taught me respect, responsibility, and integrity all while showing me it was possible to believe in others. Mrs. K. helped me to rebuild my character just by being an example. It wasn't money or material possessions she sacrificed, but it was her time and dedication. She now lives in NC, but still calls and emails as promised. The biggest lesson: it is possible to believe in others, I am worthy, & she cares. This is a true hero to me; someone who demonstrates values to shape the lives of others. Thanks for believing in me, Mrs. K.
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