CNN named Maggie Doyne as their Hero of the Year 2015. Doyne was honoured in a star-studded ceremony in New York on November 17, Tuesday. The 29-year-old new jersey woman is an American philanthropist known for helping children in Nepal through her work developing an orphanage and school. Doyne used every penny of her babysitting money savings after high school to buy land for a community to build a school , woman centre and home for children. A decade ago, Doyne visited Kopila valley of Nepal where she saw a need to help women and children.
Upon receiving the title at the award ceremony, Doyne said , “If you had told me when I turned 18 that I was going to be the mom of 50 kids, I would have told you that you were totally crazy. And I am. And to my kids, I love you so much. Don’t ever forget how much I love you. And to the country of Nepal, thank you so much for loving me and accepting me as a daughter welcoming me into your country.”
Watch the video below to Know her journey to Nepal- a country she once did not know existed, and becoming a change in the world.