Monday, December 19, 2011

We're immensely proud of you, Gypsy!

On Saturday, December 17 Gypsy Wesson graduated from college.

She'd never been inside a classroom until she was 19--seven years ago.  And that wasn't the biggest challenge she faced.

Read the short form of her story here in the Fresno Bee.

Read the whole story here in DEADLY DEVOTION by Alysia Sofios.


Trisha said...

Wow, she has come so far. The mere thought of her disgusting father makes me shudder. ERrrgggh. But she is such an inspiration!

Jodi R. said...

Sort of makes you want to stop bitching about your life and count your blessings, eh? God love her, as we say in the Maritimes!

JS said...

She is such an amazing young woman. I am so glad she was able to save herself--what a brave thing to do.

Somehow I missed this whole story, but will rectify it immediately by reading the book.

Judith Gonda said...

I remember reading about this crime when it happened, it was so horrible it was difficult to absorb. What a wonderful testament to her spirit, perseverance, and determination. Good for her. Heart-warming to hear she achieved her goal, here's to her continued success and happiness.