Calexico student has new lease on life

October 23, 2019
Marbella Cruz never thought she would live to see her 17th birthday. After a childhood filled with trauma, she battled depression and anxiety which led to multiple suicide attempts. But thanks to the help of the educators at Imperial County Office of Education, Marbella discovered a love of medicine and enrolled in a medical assistant course. Now she has her sights set on attending one of the top med schools in the country where she hopes to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.
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