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Mountain Hero Lisa Henderson: I Want to Inspire Like My Mom Did

I Want To Inspire Like My Mom Did

Many generations of Lisa Henderson's family lived in Marfork, WV. She was born there and loved it "A lttle slice of perfect paradise," she calls it. During Lisa's lifetime the town was abandoned because of pollution from nearby mountaintop removal mining. Because of this injustice, Lisa's mother Judy Bonds became one country's most ardent and outspoken advocates of environmental justice.

An only child, Lisa tagged along with her mother to community meetings, protests, rallies, and public hearings to stop mountaintop removal mining. By her mother's side, Lisa learned the meaning of courage. She watched her mother, who went from waiting tables to directing the grassroots organization Coal River Mountain Watch, take the microphone and inspire neighbors to stand up for their homes, health, and well-being.

Now Lisa is is carrying on her mother's work and help to inspire a growing community of people fighting to stop mountaintop removal.

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