Behind every Nobel nominee is a proud mom
Greg Mortenson has been honored with Pakistan's highest civilian award, is nominated for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize and has a current New York Times bestseller.
He and his organization are responsible for 80 schools being built and the education of thousands of girls. He's survived fatwas against him and a kidnapping.
His mom couldn't be more proud.
Jerene Mortenson, Greg's mother, was at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond on Thursday to discuss her son and his work.