This story of a woman's journey was written to inspire people to achieve great things. She feels that all who want to achieve great things must set goals and exhibit tenacity, perseverance, and sacrifice in working to achieve those goals. She feels that people should actively pursue their goals regardless of the pitfalls, hurdles, and roadblocks they might encounter in the pursuit of their dreams. Crippled by socially imposed limitations that were a product of that time, she found creative ways to circumvent those challenges and use the resources available to her to make a difference. She believed that if you empower yourself, you can improve the world by helping others.