DFW - In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we checked out the Latina Living Legend Award ceremony. This time, Beatriz 'Bea' Salazar is the woman of the year!
For over 25 years, Bea has opened the doors to her own home to care for local low-income kids.
"It started with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I found a little boy digging through the dumpster and I took away the bread, threw it in the dumpster. He starts to cry, so I bring him home with me, give him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and I send him home," Salazar said.
From feeding them to clothing them, the non-profit Bea's Kids has helped hundreds focus on pursuing their dreams.
"I'm super happy and super excited. Receiving a Living Legend award is no little thing. It's very big and I am so honored. And I am so happy; got up this morning with a severe headache and I said, 'I don't care. I am going to be there because this is big.'"
Kick back and enjoy the honor, Bea, 'cause right now, it's all about you!