40 Inspirational Speeches in two minutes:
Happy Birthday to Marie Curie - an inspirational woman who had persistence and perseverance:"Only a couple of months later, (after her husband) - Curie died. Her death on July 4, 1934, at the Sancellemoz Sanatorium in Passy, in Haute-Savoie, eastern France, was from aplastic anemia, almost certainly contracted from exposure to radiation. The damaging effects of ionizing radiation were then not yet known, and much of her work had been carried out in a shed without any safety measures. She had carried test tubes containing radioactive isotopes in her pocket and stored them in her desk drawer, remarking on the pretty blue-green light that the substances gave off in the dark.
Her laboratory is preserved at the Musée Curie.
Due to their levels of radioactivity, her papers from the 1890s (and even her cookbook) are considered too dangerous to handle. They are kept in lead-lined boxes; those who wish to consult them must wear protective clothing." Wikipedia
You really need to look up Madam Curie in the Wikipedia. Chatty is at a loss for words - believe it or not). This woman went through just about every adversity imaginable and yet nothing, nothing stopped her. (See her quote above). Parents, poverty, leaving her home, not being accepted because she was a woman, and more - yet she persevered and persevered to be one of the greatest scientists and contributor to 'helping' people in the world.
I'm learning so much by doing this - it amazes me.