Right here in Portland, Maine there is a woman so inspiring, Ellen had to have her on her show. Meet Ekhlas Ahmed - a Sudanese refugee and English teacher at Casco Bay High School. 

Ekhlas' story, as Ellen pointed out, makes you put things into perspective. I cried listening to the letter she wrote to Ellen. I cried again when Ellen paid off Ekhlas' student debt!


I am also inspired by Ekhla and her determination. When you think you are having a bad day, please watch this video and think of Ekhla getting off that bus.


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