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24- Everyday Hero - Auntie Valerie Jones
User: JEANarie8
Submitted: Monday, December 15, 2008 7:28 PM
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My name is Jeanarie McCall and I'm 8 1/2.  I had an asthma attack today BUT nothing was going to stop me from naming my aunt, VALERIE JONES, as 24 EVERYDAY HERO!

Why?  My aunt is unstoppable and she deserves to win. 

She has a tumor but she works overtime [several jobs] to help my family [feed and pay our bills] and strangers.

My mom just had a baby so she cant work right now.

My grandmother [who lived with diabetes] found out she had a tumor and was later diagnosed with cancer.

My grandmother was buried 2 days before my aunt's birthday [September 5, 2008].

My great-grand mother, who my aunt cared for, died from diabetes on my birthday [January 7, 2008].

My aunt is the only person working right now.  She worked day and night to pay for two funerals and my grandmother's medical bills.  Now she works to help us out.

I love my aunt because she never complains.  She sacrifices for us all even though she has good days and bad days because of her illness.

Please...
Thanks!
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