WSBTV: ATLANTA — A once struggling teen mom sent the ultimate thank
-you to her former teacher this week by posting a photo on Facebook of him holding her toddler son before her graduation.
“It was a great feeling to this day,” Kimmy Lopez of Atlanta
told ABC News. “I can’t thank him enough. I have no words because I am so grateful for what [my teachers] they have done for me.”
“I felt like they were all my guardian angels,” she added.
Lopez, 20, said she was an 18-year-old single mom living in a shelter when she enrolled in the Commerce High School summer re-engagement program in Springfield, Massachusetts — an education plan that gets students back on track to graduate.
“I was having a little bit of issues doing my credit because I was so delayed after I had my child,” Lopez said to ABC News. “They wanted to help me out as best as they could because they knew I was motivated and I didn’t want to take the easy way out and get my GED.”
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