Tori埃塞尔, Associate in Arts class of ’22, had her eyes on the stage to become a dancer. But in January 2019, the music stopped. Edsel suffered a brain bleed which led to a stroke and her kidneys failing.
Tori and her family found themselves facing life-threatening circumstances and a long road to recovery. 然而, 她是个斗士, and in response to her situation, Tori did what most dancers do: got up and practiced over and over again until she got it right. Despite her circumstances, she overcame and returned to take courses at Midlands Tech.
“It’s not that I couldn’t read, the information wouldn’t stay on my brain. I would have to read, read, and read again.”