Shelby Grebenc: The Egg Girl

Shelby Grebenc of Broomfield, Colorado is a 13-year-old young woman who is a source of pure joy, hope, and love in our fragile world.

Shelby’s family was spiraling into bankruptcy. Her father had a job but Shelby’s mother is a pharmacist who developed severe disabling Multiple Sclerosis. Her mother could not move or even get off the couch as Shelby and other family members cared for her.

At the age of 9, Shelby decided to get to work and help out her struggling family. She went to her grandmother and borrowed enough money to buy some chickens. Her plan was to purchase chickens, gather their eggs and sell them throughout the area. Shelby’s family had not farmed before but Shelby was determined to learn how to develop her business to save her family.

Shelby lifted 50-pound bags of chicken feed, faced freezing inclement weather daily and made sure her chickens had plenty of exercise and care. She was the youngest person ever to win the Animal Welfare Seal of Approval.

Last year Shelby earned $15,000 for her family delivering her precious eggs filled with her love to her clients.

Shelby’s father said, “We would be homeless without Shelby.”

Main photo credit: USDAgov / Flickr

More Mindful Hero® Articles

Caring For Our Military
Military families are our nation’s unsung heroes. They make sacrifices and carry on through long...
Read More
Honor Our Veterans Today and Every Day
Veterans Day is a time in which we honor the courage and strength of our...
Read More
Asian Pacific American Trailblazers!
You should know May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and...
Read More
#SayHerName: Marielle Franco
The murder of Marielle Franco, a Brazilian city councilor, was a shock not just to...
Read More
14 Girl Scouts Who’ve Made History
March is a special month for the Girl Scouts. Not only is it Women’s History...
Read More
15 Activists to Celebrate for Women’s History Month
Happy Women’s History Month! What began in 1978 as a weeklong celebration in the school district...
Read More
Mary Francis Hill Coley: Midwife Activist
Known for her progressive views on childbirth, Mary Francis Hill Coley was an influential midwife...
Read More
The Moses of her People
Black History Month Hero Harriet Tubman is an epic historical figure. Not only did she...
Read More
4 Black Athletes Making Olympic History
Black History Month is a time to celebrate culture as well as inspirational people who...
Read More
Lindsey Vonn: The Speed Queen
February 9th marks the beginning of the 2018 Winter Olympics, hosted in PyeongChang. Some of...
Read More

Join the Mindful Living CommUNITY® online!