GLORIA ESTEFAN -- Helping Others -- Fighting Paralysis
I almost forgot that singer sensation Gloria Estefan was in a serious car crash years ago that left her with a broken back. She hasn't forgotten though and has gone out of her way to help others -- "Estefan serves on the board of directors of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the national fundraising arm of The Miami Project, and as chairperson for a capital campaign that raised $40 million to build the Lois Pope LIFE Center at the University of Miami -- Estefan's alma mater. The center, which opened in 2000, is home to The Miami Project."
She's been named a CNN Hero.