Quiet American heroes

Grandparents raising grandkids: Third and final in a series

Created date

April 27th, 2010

She was one of those quiet heroes that we have all across America. They re not famous. Their names aren t in the newspapers, but each and every day they work hard. They look after their families. They sacrifice for their children and their grandchildren. These are the words Barack Obama used to describe Madelyn Dunham, the grandmother who raised him when his mother was unable to. [caption id="attachment_11574" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Clockwise from the left: Lourdes Aguilar with her grandchildren, Sarissa, 13, Isaac, 8, and Iliana, 4. (Photo courtesy of Lourdes Aguilar)"]www.grandparentsasparents.org.