From Kelsey Leyrer, Local 8, Knoxville
KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) – In the story that is Beada Corum’s life, she knows most of it has already been written.
“It’s a history book,” says Corum. “I raised eight children: four boys and four girls.”
At 92-years-old, she should be slowing down. But, don’t tell her that.
“I’m busy all of the time,” she says.
Corum still makes her daily checklists and crosses them off as she goes. But last week, she crossed off something decades in the making.
This 92-year-old citizen registered to vote for the very first time.
“We got a good country but it’s going downhill so fast and we need somebody in there who can straighten it out,” says Corum.
In the past, Corum says there hasn’t been a candidate she was passionate about. That all changed when she heard one man speak. Corum says she plans to vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
“He’s got a strong mind and he speaks it out just the way he thinks it ought to be,” she says.
Corum is proving you’re never too old to make it count.
“I pray that I’ll vote for the right person. And, when you pray with all your heart, it won’t go void. That’s my prayer,” she says.