I have had epilepsy for 27 years. Right out of high school, I raised three boys on my own. I was living day to day on disability, then three years ago, I had both my knees replaced. I told family that I would do something with my life after I go my knees done.

I spent three years volunteering at Benchmark helping to do anything and working out to lose weight. Then TRIO Reconnect program came along and said that with the government’s help I can go back to college. So I took the test and now I’m waiting for my orientation day to begin my journey down my path of knowledge and independence.