I want to thank my unbelievable and amazing mom who had oodles of patience and compassion and care, for raising me. For working 16 hours a day to make sure I had the best she could provide. For putting me first, before even her own desires. For always telling me I could be anything I wanted to be. For loving me unconditionally. For never judging me. For never doubting me. For always helping me no matter how big a brat I was. For asking nothing in return.