Amanda, who served as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, was injured not once but twice and is the recipient of two Purple Hearts. She is grateful to be alive and despite her injuries she heroically continues to serve our country in the Air National Guard. Both Amanda Martinez and her mom Deborah were nominated for a GLAM4GOOD day of pampering by The Bob Woodruff Foundation, a national non-profit that helps the well-being of post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families.
Adelina Mateo was a once homeless mother of four, and her youngest daughter, Jazel, has autism spectrum disorder. After losing her job, Adelina was forced to move to a Brooklyn shelter with her family. Birch Family Services, an organization that provides education, habilitation, residential services to people with developmental disabilities, nominated Adelina and her daughter Jazel for Glam4Good.
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It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.
A few months prior to her cancer diagnosis, Stephanie noticed an unusual lump forming in her right breast. She didn't really think much of it. It wasn't until months later, while laying in bed, that she felt the lump again. At the time, she was just 31 and had never thought of getting a mammogram until after 40. 24 hours later, Stephanie got the call that would change her life forever.