Grandfather's love saves suicidal student; now she's college bound

September 12, 2017

The man Destiny affectionately calls “Papa”, her grandfather, stepped up and took over as her caretaker after a rocky start to her life. When he was diagnosed with cancer, her world fell apart. Both her grandfather and her uncle died within months of each other, pitching Destiny into a deep depression. She attempted suicide while still a student, desperate for an end to her pain. It was the memory of her grandfather however, that brought her back out of the darkness. With the help of the educators at West Campus High in Sacramento, and the memories of the man who loved her as a daughter, Destiny fulfilled her grandfather’s wish that she would graduate from high school. She has her sights set on college and is determined to make both her uncle and her beloved grandfather proud.

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