"My mom is my biggest hero. There are four of us children and my mom dedicated herself to us. She worked hard at her job to give us a good life. She taught me the ethics of hard work, to get up early each day and dedicate myself to whatever I'm doing that day. I look up to her a lot and I appreciate everything she's done for us. When I have my down days, when I'm sad, she's there to talk me out of it. She brings cheer to me and makes me remember that there are bigger things to think about in life."