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Second Place
Carol Guzy
The Washington Post


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Second Place


"They were young once, we all get old. I hope I have someone to take care of me." -Marilyn Daniel, health aide.

Classie waits for hours at the doorway for her sister to return from the hospital after falling ill with pneumonia. She anxiously anticipated having her sister back in her arms, knowing she was sent back to die at home. She is surrounded by family photographs and a TV image of Barack Obama who made history becoming the first African-American US president. As a young woman, Classie was unable to vote and has seen a century of changes in America. While the global economy collapses and the debate swirls about health care reform, she managed to hold tight to core values. She took care of her own.



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