This story will not make you cry. I only want to give recognition to a friend of 25 years whose great deeds and endless inspiration to others goes unnoticed by many.
Sarah has always been compassionate towards people who are less fortunate. Her path has taken her many places. She has lived in four different countries where she experienced many different cultures. Although Sarah never felt she was an academic, she found the drive to go back to school in her late 20s, graduate with honors, and get accepted into the social work masters program at UCLA. I am so very proud of her.
Sarah is that friend who has many friends and she makes time for each and every one, while still giving almost all of herself to her family, education, and those less fortunate. We have talked numerous time about the homeless problem in Los Angeles. Sarah is one of the few who WILL do something about it.
Her ability to INSPIRE me, as well as everyone she knows, is incredible. She spreads happiness on the gloomiest days even though she has been dealt one of the hardest hands. 2,000 characters could not begin to express her pain and stress over the last decade and that is not how I choose to give her recognition. Sarah, thank you for helping me to understand it is not too late to start over. Thank you for the happiness and inspiration you give others to be better.