1. Motherly love

As President of the National Association of State Boards of Education in 2012, Gayle Manchin started a campaign to place epinephrine auto-injectors into schools nationwide to treat students facing life-threatening allergic reactions. This movement led to several laws that either required or gave funding preference to schools that kept epinephrine auto-injectors in-stock. Mylan, maker of the EpiPen – one of the only epinephrine auto-injectors – then worked to outfit schools everywhere with the life-saving drug. We’re sure Mylan CEO, Heather Bresch, was on board with the idea. You’re supposed to do what your mom tells you to do, right? Oh, did we not mention that Bresch and Manchin are related? That’s probably not relevant. This is how we felt.