BROWNSVILLE, Texas – This past month we have been sharing the stories of some remarkable women around the Rio Grande Valley. Our fourth nominee, Melinda Gates, a mother who lost her son about a year ago. Her husband, Christopher Gates, nominated his wife for being the strongest woman he knows.
In an essay describing his wife, Christopher says after the loss of their 19-year-old son, Melinda is remaining strong and keeping their family together. Melinda continues inspiring everyone around her; including her husband and family. Her husband says she is his hero.
Now that you have met all four of our remarkable women, on Friday, March 6th we will be reveling the local winner who will be heading to New York City.