Ruth Cusick on the Generous Magdalena Aguirre

Attorney Ruth Cusick tells us about Magdalena Aguirre, an immigrant from El Salvador, who transcended her role as childhood caretaker to become a close friend and inspiration for Ruth’s career as a social justice advocate. An irreverent and vibrant storyteller, Magdalena never showed fear or hinted at the hardship she endured escaping Civil War in her native country. Instead, Magdalena created a stable life for herself and her daughter, welcomed and helped new immigrants, and sent money back to El Salvador to construct a compound of humble homes for her relatives there… all while she was caring for Ruth’s family with joy and humor. Check out Ruth’s heartfelt testimony about her dear Nana and how she changed so many lives.

“She came from so little and has done so much.”

[embedvideo id=”IDHqyAd7dmo” website=”youtube”]

With our new backyard video project, Look What She Did!, we are creating an ongoing archive of short videos celebrating crazy-great women as told to us by… crazy-great women. See more videos posted on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page. All of us working on this project are having a blast and are fired up about sharing these inspiring stories with you.

Check out more about Look What She Did! at

MORE VIDEOS on our LWSD! Facebook page.

Subscribe to the LWSD! YouTube channel!

What are you looking for?