570 News recognizes those who go “Above and Beyond”  in Waterloo Region. Every week we will choose someone who has gone “Above and Beyond” in our community. Tell us who you think is deserving of next week’s award by filling out the nomination form.

This week we shine the spotlight on an 83-year-old Waterloo woman who, despite being legally blind and having undergone total knee replacement several months ago, takes the bus twice a week to St. Mary’s Hospital, where she does volunteer work.

Brenda Brown was nominated by her daughter, Carol Nafziger, who says her mother won’t let anything stop her from helping others. “Given her challenges and her age, she just doesn’t let anything get in her way.  She’s extremely stubborn.  Her nickname is ‘Grambo’ and we call her that just because she’s fierce.  She just doesn’t let anything stand in her way.”

Carol says Brenda also regularly visits and runs errands for a 96-year-old friend who lives in a nursing home.

Thank you Brenda for all that you do to help others in our community!

Above and Beyond