My mom Middle My self carmen Left my sister Sonya right

My mom A true survivor

My mom is my Hero and my best friend. I am 20 years old. now Her youngest of the two. I have two children; she is not only the best mom in the world but the best grandma as well. She has had cancer and has struggled through a heart attack and two strokes. She is a true survivor. She has worked at Manual high school for the past 24 years as a lunch lady. She works hard at what she does and loves her job a lot of kids that went there think of her as there mom for them and not just for me. She was there not only for my problems but also for the other students to. She helps my sister and me when we need help. She takes care of the whole family whenever someone in our family is sick she is always there. She took my grandma and my grandpa in when they were ill they pasted away in our house where they wanted to be with my mom’s care and her love they had a good life. My dad right now is very sick. She is trying her best not to fall apart for his sake He to is a survivor my mom always try to cover up for me and my sister for we wont get upset but we know she needs us. My mom needs a break and a day to herself truly .All her life she has always put all of her family before herself and she needs her chance now to realize what a wonderful and loving mother she deserves to be known as.

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Carmen R says ... on Monday, May 11 at 2:31 PM

She deserves more than a day of pampering, she deserves a lifetime of it.

Sonya G says ... on Friday, May 8 at 5:35 PM

you deserve a day all to yourself

Jane says ... on Thursday, May 7 at 3:29 PM

Shelly really deserves a day of pampering! i have known her daughter Sonya for many yrs,I too went to Manual and Shelly was like a mother to everyone:) You have my vote. So Please vote for her,she is an AMAZING mother,grandma,friend,aunt, ect.

alma0918 says ... on Thursday, May 7 at 12:50 PM

u go mrs shelli

Carol says ... on Wednesday, May 6 at 10:12 AM

You have my vote, she deserves a day of pampering. Happy Mother's day!

Your freinds at Fashion Bug says ... on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:24 AM

You've got our votes!!!!!

Chanda says ... on Wednesday, May 6 at 12:43 AM

She truly does deserve this day! I hope you win Tia. I love you!

Mary Menchaca says ... on Monday, May 4 at 1:06 PM

God Bless and Best Wishes for a win!!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Sandra (Medina) Zobrist says ... on Monday, May 4 at 12:32 PM

You are a rock amongst hundreds in our Family! But you are the one that is always stuck at home (Peoria) taking care of all those that never wanted to leave. God Bless and Good Luck Shelli! You have my vote for a beautiful Mother's Day special!

Luisa kidd says ... on Wednesday, Apr 29 at 1:49 PM

She was there for alot of us. We love you shelli. I hope you win.

Steve Valdivia says ... on Friday, Apr 24 at 9:37 PM

Ok - I found the contest rules: http://www.week.com/younews?contest=main

Steve Valdivia says ... on Friday, Apr 24 at 9:22 PM

Sonya, why do we have to email on May 1st - 7th. Is this when the voting takes place? Could you tell us a little more about the contest?

Jennifer (Salomon) Kane says ... on Friday, Apr 24 at 1:40 PM

What wonderful things to say about a truly deserving woman! Such strength she has! While growing up we visited Shelly's home. Many fond memories! Good luck Shelly! I'm thinking of you!

sonya-her monkey says ... on Friday, Apr 24 at 10:01 AM

Please vote for her, and email this to family and friends on May 1st -7th...she deserves this and so much more, just having her in my life has made the difference of the world. and I may be 31 years old but I will always be her monkey. Sonya...Luvu

Eddie deRoulet says ... on Friday, Apr 24 at 8:29 AM

Shelly is the one reason I may go back to visit Peoria as I have not been there since 89. We grew up together in the Taft Homes and I've loved her all my life. You have blessed so many lives with your lov. Peace, Love, Joy to you prima!

Sonya, her monkey says ... on Friday, Apr 24 at 7:59 AM

I love her so much, and man, it would mean the world to me for her to win....I feel like life is so busy and if I could just have one day for me , my sister and her...just one....I love you mom and no matter what you are my mom, and my hero....

Steve Valdivia says ... on Friday, Apr 24 at 6:09 AM

Carmen, thank you so much for nominating your mom. Your mom is an awesome woman and is a true example of strength and love for our family. She is very deserving of this!

vicky says ... on Thursday, Apr 23 at 7:34 PM

Yes she is one of the best. She is more like a sister then a cousin for me. She does so much for her family. No matter how sick she feels she is always there for a family member in need. So so deserves this.

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