#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Amy Hill, Colorado Springs, CO

Many people ask Amy Hill how she maintains her loving, resilient attitude. A wife, mother of four, including a son with cystic fibrosis, full-time student and cancer survivor, Hill said she knows she’s strong-willed, smart and empowered.

“It is my responsibility to show my children what hard work and perseverance can do for you,” said the 36-year-old. “My children are learning that you can achieve anything you want in life, even if the battle is an uphill one.”

Hill said after trying to live on low-paying jobs, she realized she needed to attend college in order to secure a better job for her family. While her husband works, Hill is pursuing a degree in respiratory therapy and would like to work in a neonatal intensive care unit. She also dreams of owning her own home someday.

Hill’s motivating force: “I always remember that God has a plan for me, and I can accomplish my goals no matter what gets in the way.”

Hill will pay for gas and child care with her scholarship.

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