I would like to nominate Heather because I believe she is an incredible example of great strength. On June 17th 2011 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 23. In that moment, she felt her world fall from beneath her feet. She had just started college, has a 1-yr old daughter and was trying to get her photography business off the ground and running. On July 6th, Heather had a 13 hour surgery to remove her brain tumor and it was then discovered it was cancerous. This has brought up a whole new set of challenges for Heather and her family. Heather's boyfriend now must drive her 5 days a week to her radiation treatments. It's a 1-hour drive each way. Regardless of the difficulties Heather and her family face, they still try to help others. They recently donate to a Downs Syndrome charity, Heather has donated some items to an online auction to help benefit a family who has 2 children battling health issues of their own. In recent past, Heather has also rounded up family and friends to participate alongside her in American Cancer Society's "Relay For Life" events in both June of 2010 and June of 2011. Heather also gathered donations in December 2010 to send to a family for Christmas, who had been struck by several unfortunate events that ultimately took their Christmas from them. Heather and her family has also participated in the annual Polar Plunge for the last couple years to benefit the Special Olympics and has participated in the "Making Tracks Against Celiacs" walk for Celiac Disease awareness. This family has been through so much more than even words can describe here and I think this would be an amazing opportunity! I know that if Heather were to win, she'd want to donate to a cancer charity. Both of her Grandpas died in 2009 from cancer while she was pregnant with her first and only child. Now she is facing cancer too.