News Video: Foster Child Defies Odds, Graduates from Law School

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Denalee Chapman June 17, 2015
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CBS San Francisco has been following a foster youth for the past 10 years. Foster child, Lily Eagle Colby has beaten the odds. This inspirational story of a child who has been tossed from foster home to foster home, recently graduated from the prestigious Boult Law School at UC Berkeley. Lily’s life changed and she became determined to become her best self and to reach out to lift others, at a young age.

The organization, Students Rising Above has helped many youth, like Lilly, to achieve their educational goals and thus propel them onto their life dreams. With their help, and with her own determination to rise above the obstacles life threw at her, Lily graduated from college and married her love – all in one week.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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