(WREX) — As we count down the days of 2020, we continue to recognize people making a difference in our community with our 13 Heroes award.
We recently recognized Mechelle Sweet, who works at SwedishAmerican Hospital helping people with addiction.
Mechelle's coworker nominated her, saying she's a great coworker and friend.
For years, Mechelle struggled with addiction herself, but has now been clean for more than 3 years while raising two girls on her own while working.
Haleigh, who nominated Mechelle, says she's one of the strongest people she knows.
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