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This hero portrays the value of AMBITION
Submitted by about 5 years ago.
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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|This is my favorite university but also I'm very proud of that girl, she deserves to still be alive =)|