2020 Fab 40: Amy Wilcox

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Amy Wilcox, Crossing Guard

Age 39 • Provo • Cancer

Amy helps the students of Edgemont Elementary safely cross the street in style. Because this lady of laughs values kindness and comedy, Amy started wearing costumes to the crosswalk (like Winnie the Pooh or a Whoopee Cushion). Amy and her husband, Matthew, have six children. After 18 years of marriage, she still describes her husband as the man of her dreams. Amy learned ASL to communicate with her daughter and loves her connection to the deaf community.

Written in the Stars “I feel like I’m meant to help others feel noticed and loved. I have taught my kids to pick up trash they see on the ground, or each push a shopping cart into the store on our way. If I can be the one person who smiles at you or asks how your day is or saves you steps by putting away your shopping cart, I’m your girl! I even put the clothes back on the hangers as I shop!”

Out of This World “The craziest thing I’ve ever done was becoming a mom again and again and again. Growing up and even in college, I did not like kids or babies. I remember babysitting twice when I was a teenager, and having to call my mom to help me because I didn’t know what to do. Becoming a mom was a crazy faith-filled decision and one of the best things I have ever done.”

Starry-Eyed “Anytime I attend a live musical performance I am totally starstruck. Music is powerful to me and anyone who has the guts to practice and hone their skill and share it is my hero!”

A Star is Born “My parents encouraged me to be me and to be kind. My grandparents and aunts and uncles showed me how to work and to serve those around me. My friends helped me realize I am silly at times and that is perfectly fine. My siblings offer examples of how to live good lives. I have a belief in God that has shaped how I view the world.”

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