Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Orphan Doctor or Woman of the Year

This week Dr. Jane Aronson, one of my personal heroes, was named one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year. Besides the novelty of having someone in my address book given an award alongside Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou, it is encouraging to see the important work that Dr. Jane does recognized on a national platform.

Dr. Aronson was the one who described granny programs for me as "the best thing since sliced bread." Her model of hiring widows from the community to come in and spend hours each day with an individual toddler works towards negating the horrible effects of institutionalization on young children. Granny programs are just one of the many important projects that The Worldwide Orphans Foundation, her organization, provides to better the lives of orphans around the world.

(Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Plus, she has great taste in eyewear- something else near and dear to my heart.

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