Just talked to my sister, Patti Dallas, and she informed me that she nominated our sister, Janice Ashworth; in your contest …I too would like to nominate Jan: Because of a work related brain injury, Janice’s husband recently had been placed in assisted care. Thus, Janice was closing his business and juggling overwhelming financial losses when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Not wanting to worry family and others, it was necessary for Janice to deal with chemo and a big move/downsizing. Discovering this, I traveled from Oregon to help with her move and support her through chemo. While sitting through her chemo, I was amazed how she cheered others on …(several in the same room @ the cancer center) All through my stay, I witnessed her asking others how their day was going and lifting spirits everywhere she went…I admired her sweet spirit, knowing how she was suffering herself… Her breast removal was horribly infected! It was dripping and oozing from a botched surgery. Meanwhile, while I was packing boxes, etc…She was re-budgeting finances, dealing with the sale of her home, finding a new care facility for her husband, locating less expensive housing, making arrangements with storage facilities, and all other life changing decisions. Her world had been turned upside down, but she never once had a pity party for herself; she found joy in the simplest of things. She created a new life, (extremely limited financial resources) while every day being grateful she was “cancer free.” It was a huge blow when she was diagnosed with bladder cancer, but again no whining from Jan! She continued uplifting/helping others while going through treatment fighting for her life and the loss of her husband. I love getting her upbeat phone calls celebrating positive news that cancer has not returned. I believe her selflessness contributed to her fighting cancer. Footnote: My husband has recently been diagnosed with a rare terminal cancer…Janice calls every day to give words of encouragement…She is an amazing example and extraordinary being! She closes every email with "You cannot stop the wind, but you can adjust the sail."