Maureen O’Donoghue is inspired by her mother. “She has overcome so many obstacles in this life that I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. She shown me that with strength and determination you are the only one who can make your dreams come true. If I can become half the women she is it would be a life well spent.” Maureen is involved in both school and community groups including the AHA Student Council, Immaculate Conception Church, and National Federation for the Blind, where she has provided childcare for young blind children while their parents attend workshops. She also has helped raise money to buy Braille books for children and to send them to science camp. Through her church, she has helped sew and tie quilts veterans and premature babies. She also has volunteered as Casa Esperanza and the Ronald McDonald House.