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Beal Overcomes Adversity; Graduates from MWSU

Laura Beal, a student that has faced health problems and the death of her mother, graduated from Missouri Western today.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Laura Beal, a student that has faced health problems and the death of her mother, graduated from Missouri Western today. She fulfilled a promise she made to her mother 17 years ago.

KQ2 first told you Beal's story in September.

Beal suffers from several health conditions, including phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder.

Her mother died in 2003, but Beal set a goal of graduating to honor a promise she made to her mother years before.

"Today's an awesome day. Been a long time coming," Beal said. "I'm just really thrilled to graduate with everybody else."

Beal earned a degree in social work, with minors in sociology and childhood studies.

She now plans to go to graduate school and continue her education.
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