“Upon reflection, I decided I had three main weaknesses: I was confused (evidenced by a lack of facts, an inability to coordinate my thoughts, and an inability to verbalize my ideas); I had a lack of confidence, which cause me to back down from forcefully stated positions; and I was overly emotional at the expense of careful, 'scientific' though. I was thirty-seven years old and still discovering who I was.” ― Julia Child, My Life in France
Betty Ford actively participated in helping individual patients and counseling those for whom she could provide special perspective. Beyond the Betty Ford Center, she became an activist for improving the nation’s attitude and education, and treatment of chemical dependency.
Betty Ford Biography :: National First Ladies' Library
Irena Sendler 1910-2008. Irena was a Polish social worker during WWII. Assisted by other Żegota members, Sendler saved 2500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, providing them with false documents, and finding shelter for them. In 1943, She was arrested, severely tortured, and sentenced to death. Żegota saved her by bribing German guards on the way to her execution. For the remainder of the war, she lived in hiding, but continued her work for the Jewish children.