“I simply needed to finish what I had started,” Douglas says. “The encouragement was there, the support—I wanted to get my life back on a somewhat familiar track.”
Against her doctor’s advice, and unable to drive due to recurring seizures, the 36-year-old mother of four relied on her husband and parents to transport her to class—often scheduled back-to-back on Saturdays—and to student teaching assignments. Douglas, who graduated in May, now says she wants to work with adults who have suffered traumatic brain injury.
“I am truly moved by the work being done in the area of adult learning disabilities and, most specifically, the pursuit of higher education by these adults,” she says.