The year was 1978. Connie Blitt had come to New York after college, looking to find others with a passion for social change. She joined the staff of WIN, where she became immersed in the issues of the day. Her life changed forever when a call came in to the WIN office: Ninety-year-old peace activist Anne McVey Upshure needed a home care companion. Connie accepted the short-lived position; before it ended, she had become devoted to Anne, whom she saw as a role model.