Michelle is an inspiration to all. She is my hero. Michelle is a breast cancer survivor. I remember the day she found out about the cancer and the words she spoke. She said, “I will not let this put a black mark on my record”. Michelle, in 20 years of work for US Airways, has never called in sick and she was not going to let cancer put that black mark on her record. She went to her radiation treatment before work then back for another treatment after work. She never let the cancer get the best of her. She is very involved with her church and her children’s lives and she never missed a thing during her treatments. She did not let cancer dictate what and when she would do something. Michelle has inspired me to be a better mother, work harder and to take pride in what I do. She has also taught me not to let the little things get me down, and to work through tough situations in order to come out a better person.