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She was diagnosed with dementia and told to use a wheelchair, but 91-year-old Thelma Burton won’t let her doctors’ words interfere with her favorite activity: volunteering.
For the past 50 years, Burton has made a point of giving back to those in need, even when she was struggling herself, NewsOK.com reports. For her tireless efforts in helping out church members and seniors, the lifelong do-gooder was named the winner of the Home Instead Senior Care network's Salute to Senior Service Award.
“I don't like to do like most old people,” she told the news outlet, “and I even try to help old people stay alive.”