On the top floor of an eight-story, stone apartment building in Paris, overlooking the Seine, there lives an unsung hero. She is a small girl with wispy brown hair often pulled back in a ponytail or braid and eyes that have a depth and wisdom unusual for her age. On the surface, she is a fairly average young girl: she attends fifth grade at the public elementary school; she enjoys playing with her friends after school and on weekends; she lives with her doting parents and gentle dog. Nothing extremely unusual about her until you take the time to uncover her secrets.
***Over the Seine, there is a bridge known as “The Bridge of Love.” Locks, with names written on them, are hung from its railings by the thousands of tourists who have visited this bridge. It is said that if lovers write their names on a lock, snap it onto the bridge, and then toss the key into the river, their love will never die.