Nashville Woman In Top Ten For 'CNN Heroes'

Overall Winner From Colombia
Posted at 11:11 PM, Dec 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 00:11:26-05

CNN announced its Hero of the Year, and although she did not get the top prize, a Nashvillian was one of the top ten finalists.

Becca Stevens has been an Episcopal priest who set out 20 years ago to help the women of Nashville who have been scarred by prostitution, addiction, and trafficking.

Her nonprofit, "Thistle Farms," has been running five residential communities in Nashville, providing women with a place to stay for two years, medical care, counseling, and other services, and it’s all for free.

Her work resulted in her being named one of ten finalists for the award with CNN. For more information on "Thistle Farms," click here.

The top prize went to Jeison Aristizabal, a man from the country of Colombia with Cerebral Palsy who fights for kids with disabilities.