The columnist gets in the way of introducing us to a truly inspiring person by spending too much time talking about herself.
However, the idea of returning to follow up a previous story to introduce readers to a person of such generosity of spirit, shares important knowledge with readers-- that while most newspaper stories tell us of cruel and manipulative, often selfish acts, there are in fact, much too unheralded, people of extraordinary generosity among us.
Mirna measured her own needs against what she knew of others’. Her vision made her charity’s conduit, rather than its object. And if that cost her? She doesn’t see the loss.