(WDTN) – We have asked you to nominate a Remarkable Woman in your life so we thought it appropriate to share with you some of the remarkable women in the lives of the WDTN family.
Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis
My wife, Karen, is the remarkable woman in my life. She juggles all kinds of work issues, helps take care of her Mom and puts up with my schedule. One of my favorite photos taken several years ago in Konstanz, Germany.Brian Davis
2 NEWS TODAY Multi-Media Journalist Kelley King
Forever and always, my mom is a remarkable woman in my life – even though she will describe herself as ordinary, never being one to take credit when she deserves it. From the time I was born, she’s put me first. She was a stay-at-home mom, and I’ve never seen anyone work harder. I’ve been lucky. She’s my biggest cheerleader and also biggest critic; she’s a kind word, a listening ear, and sometimes a harsh piece of advice. She has a giving heart, a knack for baking, and a talent for painting and crafts. She’s not only my mom but also my best friend. Simply being the person she is makes her remarkable to me.Kelley King
2 NEWS TODAY Anchor Lauren Wood
Susan Brennan is a remarkable woman of the Miami Valley.
As a volunteer with National Great Pyrenees Rescue in Springfield, she became concerned about the future of NGPR when the owners of the property that housed the rescue put it up for sale.
She and her husband, Terry, uprooted their entire life, bought the property, moved into the house, and began running a boarding kennel and the rescue kennel for NGPR.
With the help of NGPR volunteers, they have cared for, rehabilitated, and found homes for dozens of neglected Great Pyrenees dogs, including two special-needs dogs she and Terry adopted themselves, Simon and Willie.
Her willingness to change her entire life in support of a cause she believes in makes her a remarkable woman deserving of this award.Lauren Wood
2 NEWS Today Weekend Anchor Aliah Williamson
Nilah Williamson is my youngest sister and this year she finally becomes a woman! She recently turned 18 but her life has been incredibly inspiring even before her milestone birthday. Nilah is a young pilot-in-training. At the age of 17, she qualified for her pilot’s license and has been taking flying lessons ever since. She is also a straight-A student, and the founder of her own nonprofit organization: Patriots for Patriots. This organization is dedicated to serving veterans by raising money for them, collecting clothes for homeless veterans, and maintaining the graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery (just to name a few). Her goal is to be accepted into a Military Service academy and become a military pilot in the future.Aliah Williamson
Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik
A remarkable woman in my life is my mom, Gail. She is hands-down the most giving person I know. When I say she volunteers her time to help our family when we need it, I mean she does EVERYTHING. Babysitting, yard work, cleaning, removing wallpaper!! Yes, wallpaper. She is a saint! She also does little thoughtful things that do not go overlooked. She clips coupons she knows I will use, or drops off hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes when they’re hard to find. She delivers our favorite specialty food items, just because. And she often has surprises for my kids when we visit her house. Everyone loves going to Grammy’s! She really goes the extra mile to make things special for everyone! I love you, Mom!Jamie Jarosik
2 NEWS Multi-Media Journalist Kiona Dyches
My remarkable woman is my mother, best friend, and biggest cheerleader, Shawn Dyches. She’s the most selfless and hardest working woman I know. Growing up, she was a great entrepreneur who owned and managed several businesses in the Philadelphia area. Now she demonstrates exceptional leadership and continues to make significant contributions to her industry as a director for Aramark. She empowers and supports all of the women in her life, young and old. And I’ve witnessed her overcome many challenges in life with grace-including beating breast cancer. If I’m even half as remarkable as she is, I’ll be lucky!Kiona Dyches