Anel was diagnosed with breast cancer since the age of 28. Being so young and Hispanic, there was not much information or much help. It has not been an easy voyage. She had lumpectomy, radiation, and received various chemotherapies. Because of the chemo, her heart would become weak, and she experienced her first heart attack. However, she was given a pacemaker that saved her life on several occasions. Her positive attitude, her mom’s love and spirit of a fighter has always helped her through this awful experience. The first time she beat breast cancer, she was free for four years, but unfortunately, it came back five different times within years of each other. She is currently holding her fifth battle with an incredible faith for achieving a complete cure. This time, cancer migrated into her lungs, and it was catalogued as category IV. But this diagnosis did not defeat her. Instead, she sought after altruism as she is an amazing teacher. She worked until her physical strength did not allow her to take care of her children. She still volunteers in groups for pro education, cancer support, and for her church. She is an excellent neighbor and mother to her family. But most importantly, she is a joyful friend. Although she also has a visual defect and her vision is not optimal, she sees life differently and more beautifully than most people do. She receives every day with a perfect hair style, flawless make up, and of course, with a beautiful smile. Even the ER receptionist has recognized what a “good looking lady” she is. Therefore, because she has never lost her enthusiasm for life and has been an example of courage, strength, and willingness to help others, I nominate Anel as an inspiration to others in this campaign “Salute to Life.” I’ve never met a woman so eager to live life to the fullest – she takes every step and leaves behind seeds of love and care for others.