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Hardworking 80-Year-Old Woman Graduates College

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — An 80-year old woman graduated alongside two of her grandchildren this weekend.

Rosa Salgado, received her Associate in Arts degree, but it didn’t come easy.

“Every moment, the main thought was work, study, learn,” said Salgado.

She arrived to Miami from Colombia in 1995 along with her husband of 36 years and three children.

While she raised her children, Salgado enrolled in English classes at Miami Dade College (MDC) in 1996.

In order to support her family, she also worked at MDC’s Childcare Center.

Salgado took five bus routes daily just to get to school and work.

But that routine was broken in 2005, when her daughter had an accident, landing her in a coma for an extended period of time.

That’s when Salgado decided to drop her class load from full-time to part-time.

Despite all that, Salgado maintained a grade…

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