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CBS 2 Hero: Nate Collins

Updated: Thursday, December 19 2013, 08:20 AM CST

A school internship brought Nate Collins to the Willis Dady Homeless Shelter.  A business major, he wanted to know more about running a non-profit organization.  The internship over, Nate is still there, now as a volunteer. 

Tragedy in his own life, he says pushes him to do good things.  Last April, his 2-year old daughter, Mikaela, was tragically killed; hit by a car in the family's apartment parking lot.

He says, "It took me awhile to get my head back on straight.  Anything like that will set you back.  You think 'why must I go on?'" 

But Nate continues his volunteer work, crediting his daughter's memory and what he says, she would want.  "She was my world.  I'm using her as fuel to do what I need to do on a daily basis.  It's who I am."

Nate Collins.  CBS 2 Hero.

CBS 2 Hero: Nate Collins

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