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Thelma Frederick - Fairmont, West Virginia

Submitted by Patricia Leah Bradley - Fairmont, West Virginia, currently reside in Downsville, Louisiana

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My mother taught me to brave, confident, and courageous in the face of anything.

I am submitting this to honor my mother.  She passed away in June of 2011, I know this does not fit what you are looking for, but I remember my mom on many occasions helping others with food, clothes, even money.  We had very little, but she was always willing to help and share with others.  She believed that people were put on this Earth to help one another, and even when she was very sick and close to death her thoughts were with others.  I am who I am today, because of her.  She may not have changed the world, but she changed HER world.

I just wanted to honor her, because she more than anyone I know deserves to be recognized.

This story was submitted as part of Oxam America's International Women's Day initiative to honor women working to right the wrongs of poverty and hunger. Honorees are selected independently by Oxfam supporters. Selection does not imply endorsement or other support from Oxfam America.

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