It is sad to learn that this great lady is no longer with us. However, I choose to celebrate all the things she managed to do and achieve with her life. For me, the greatest lesson I learned from her story, is that it does not matter the hand you are dealt at the start of life. As long as you have the strength and determination to do better and be better, you will be.
There are not many famous people from my time that truly inspire me, but Miss Maya Angelou, you are up there, and have been up there with the likes of Nelson Mandela for me as far as I can remember. You both remind me that ordinary people can go on to do great things and for that, I thank you.