As the human rights commissioner read the introduction and my bio along with some of my accomplishments and what the nominating person, Noelle Connor had written, I was astounded. I had forgotten some of the things I had done during the past two years! And hearing them read out loud like that was so strangely humbling, and it was actually kind of embarrassing to hear him go on and on. All I could say when he finished and handed me my award was that I was so grateful as I looked around the room at my colleagues and fellow advocates, grateful to be there receiving an award for helping others. Being handed this award made me feel that the work I do is appreciated and that means so much.