Most Inspiring Person - Member Nominees 2006 - 9

Most Inspiring Person - Member Nominees 2006 - 9

Kimberly McDonough: 'She's Like the
Energizer Bunny'


My daughter, Kimberly, is from the school of hard knocks. I left and moved to Texas when she was 15 years old. [She became a] mother at 18 years of age, obtained her GED because she hated school. Used hard drugs before she was pregnant with her second child. Totally kicked the drugs on her own. Never wanted anyone to help her. Received her associate’s degree at 26 and now at 36 has gone back to college to obtain her masters in social work. Works 2 jobs besides going to school 4 hours once a week. One class ends and another begins. Two daughters 17 yrs and 12 yrs to parent. Operates on about 3-4 hours a sleep a night.

She doesn't give up...like the Energizer bunny, keeps on ticking. In the midst of all the above, she takes care of my finances and obligations. When I was ready to give up and throw in the towel, she was there.

Kimberly has a few rough edges. However, she is always there for anyone that asks for help. She never turns them down, never. No matter how busy she is, she will always help. She would give me her last dollar if I needed it. I can't imagine ever being without her. She has inspired me to live again.

Harriet McDonough
Kirkwood, Mo.





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