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    Posted April 10, 2014 by
    AUSTIN, Texas
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    In praise of “other mothers”

    My angel & keeper


    I would like to recognize and thank my 78 yr old grandmother ;Antonia Mirelez for all she has done for me even though I am not her real grandchild or even blood related at all. Our story is really amazing and unbelievable. I will try to summarize it as much as possible. My grandmother took me in as her child after my biological mother left me in her care. Years passed and I stayed under my grandmother's care and was raised as a daughter to her and my grandfather. They raised me with the same love as they did their own blood related grand children. They always worked hard everyday to provide for me and my needs. They made sure i received the best schooling i could and they made sure i grew up with the best principals and morals in life. My grandmother would call me her daughter , and would always introduce me as her child. 26 years later and she still worries everyday for me, she still calls me to make sure I am okay. Whenever i have been sick or in trouble she would be the one to be there to help me at all times. She really is more than a grandma, or a mother. To me in my eyes and heart she is an angel sent from above. She has been put in this life to show me and my child what an extraordinary example of what a humble innocent life we should all try to live. Thank you grandma for all you have done, without you i don'y know where life would have taken me, but thanks to you I am in the right path to living a great life.

    thank you CNN for allowing me to introduce & recognize this amazing human being to the world.

    Ann Hernandes
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