Sometimes you meet a person and you just know that person's special.
Reader Terry Dancy wrote to me about Cynthia Chambers Rhudy saying, “Cynthia is a wonderful, self-sacrificing friend (of 30-plus years) who I think you should write about.”
She is all that and more. Born a preemie baby in Winston-Salem in 1947, Rhudy was adopted by loving parents who she says “gave her wings.” After they died in 1990, Rhudy wanted to find her birth mother and thank her for “giving her life.”
The two women were able to connect and had many wonderful years of “knowing and loving each other” until her birth mother died recently.
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Rhudy moved to Charlotte in 1970 when her then-husband was transferred.
She has two daughters, a son and four grandchildren. Rhudy is very spiritual and says that without God's help, she wouldn't have made it through some trying times.
“Volunteering service has been the most life-changing for me,” she said. “The people I minister to have such a joy in life.”
Besides being a volunteer to our area's homeless, Rhudy has been on mission trips to places like Haiti and Guatemala. She's gone six times to Russia. “I know enough of foreign languages to get me in trouble,” she laughs.
Rhudy works for McGuire Woods LLC and says she “loves the attorneys and people there. They have great character and are wonderful.”
This woman has a big, loving heart and brings joy to everyone who comes into contact with her. I know she made me feel great!