When I wrote this post, I neglected to add Yamauchi Kyoudai.
This man was so amazing. He shared how he and a woman in his ward in Furukawa, the day after the tsunami, were under peoples' homes working to clean out raw sewage and sewer systems. It was snowing and cold. He shared how they shivered as they worked and as they ate their lunch. He told us that the woman became ill after a few days and couldn't continue, but he kept going.
I wrote this about him also in 2011.
What a great person! It's been a privilege this past year to rub shoulders with so many inspirational individuals. My life has been truly blessed!