Mary Tanasse, an 87-year-old hospice patient, was wheeled into the Women’s March in Olympia, Washington by her grandson. Described as “the matriarch” of the family by her grandson, Tanasse explained to Seattle news station KING 5 that she prayed she would live to attend the march.
“I asked him please let me live until this march because it was so important to me for me to model what I feel is right for my family,” Tanasse said. “Can’t ask for more than that.”
Watch the full interview below and try not to cry.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated Tanasse was at the Women’s March in Seattle. She attended the Women’s March in Olympia.