A mason city paraáeducator tested by tough times is getting a chance to further her education á thanks to the caring pregnancy center.
Kimt news 3's alex jirgens spoke to the recipent of a fulláride scholarship.xx x on the scene a woman that faced a life full of hardship is now able to further her education á thanks to a scholarship.
Abigail zavala has been tested by life.
"i have had a lot of experience with different kinds of abuse, sexual abuse, domestic abuse."
Today á this mother of two is a para educator at lincoln elementary in mason city.
She's been taking classes at niáacc, pursuing a psychology major.
At last week's careánet conference in st louis á zavala received something she didn't expect á a full ride scholarship at regent university.
She calls it a once in a lifetime opportunity.
"i can't even put into words how special and important it was to me, and all the love and support that i felt there from people that didn't even know me.
It was an incredible the center has applied for scholarships from careánet before á but this is the first time a local client has won.
Careánet has been handing out the scholarships for about 5 years.///