My sister is my role model, she is training to be a pilot and I think that is so cool. (Aubrey Saunders)

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My mom is my role model, and my older sister when we get along. (Jessica Bryandt)

My grandmother, she was a nurse in World War 2 and taught us so much. (Lorraine Kennedy)

My grandmas, they both raised large families while working as nurses. (Janine Harrower)

My wife, she kept strong for our kids even when I was working away for a year at a time. (Lauren Graden)

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