#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Linda Davis, 45, Wheeling, WV

Just one year ago, Linda Davis faced homelessness, an abusive, unfaithful spouse, and a life-threatening thyroid disease.

Today, she is healthy, raising her children single-handedly, living in public housing, and well on her way to becoming a surgical nurse at West Virginia Northern Community College. Though her kids still worry about her health, they are still confident and supportive of their mother’s goal to complete her college degree.

After all she has been through, Davis has learned to appreciate her family’s growth.

“I felt like I was on a treadmill that went nowhere, no matter how much I walked,” Davis lamented of her past. “Now, it is like I have become another person. I am no longer a doormat for anyone.”

Davis will use her scholarship funds for her uniform for clinicals, gas and daycare.

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