WFTV9 ABC: Metallica scholarship program helps Valencia College welding student find her spark
“The whole reason I’m doing this is because I wanna be the first in my family to break the cycle of poverty,” she said. “My whole life, three generations, we’ve been struggling. We lived with family friends for a little bit, staying on their couches and stuff. It didn’t work out. We ended up being homeless living in our car for a while after that.” Pieces of a tough life came together as motivation and soon would bond with opportunity. “They told us that Metallica, the All Within My Hands foundation, was going to be donating a hundred thousand dollars to help train the workforce in Central Florida,” she said.