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Each year I watch the major award shows — the Oscars, the Grammys, the Emmys, etc. Every time I watch these shows I have the same thought — that everyone should have the chance before they die to give an "acceptance speech" to thank those of whom have made them the individual they are today... I may not be Jamie Foxx but I cried with him as he spoke of his grandmother, as I know how deeply that relationship effected the core of his existence. I felt the pride of Hillary Swank and the strides she and her mother made from a trailer park to standing on that stage as my mom made so many sacrifices herself to raise me... So often it is not until that person has passed that we voice our gratitude or tell others of the importance those individuals have meant to us. Why wait until they are gone? That is an experience everyone should have in a lifetime. —Kim Ronan