The Heroines

Linda Mildren

is honored with a Brick from Becky Mildren

Linda Mildren

Everybody has a different definition of what makes a hero or heroine. I feel that a true hero or heroine is a person that risks a part of himself or herself for another. With this definition in mind, I will introduce you to heroine that I have been blessed with knowing. Linda Mildren is a daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, sister, aunt, wife, mother, friend and nurse. In all her roles, she has managed to touch so many lives in unforgettable ways, because she is willing to risk being hurt to help others.

Ever since I have been a little girl, I have had strangers walk up to my mother and me and tell her thank you for the comfort she provided them and their loved ones at the hospital. I realized at a young age that it was not her medical expertise that they were so thankful for, instead, it was the way the she shared their pain. The way that she cries when someone tells her a sad story about a person she does not even know.

Despite all that, Linda Mildren manages to give an incredible amount of love and support to her family and friends outside of work. She does not believe in letting someone suffer to teach them a lesson. Throughout my life, I have watched her help so many people, not because she had an obligation to them, but because it was the right thing to do.

However, the part of Linda Mildren that I most believe makes her a heroine is her open mind and heart. Regardless of her inexperience with a situation, she has always been willing to see the other side. For this reason, I was raised not to judge others by what they look like, by what they have or do not have or by what they believe. For this knowledge, Linda Mildren, I will always be grateful.

Although, a page of words could never accurately describe this incredible women, I hope it is evident how, Linda Mildren, has blessed the lives of so many by the generosity of her heart and the sacrifices she makes by feeling the pain of others in order to help them heal. I thank you for your unwavering love and support, mom. You are my heroine!

Submitted By:Becky Mildren
December 13,2000