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May 16, 2014 5:54 PM

Former drug addict overcomes the past to become nursing school honor graduate

From drug addict to honor student with a nursing degree, her incredible journey flashed through Skyla Nieves’ mind on graduation day. She remembered the years of smoking crack with her mother, shooting heroin and living on the streets. Things got so bad at one point that instead of fearing death she was afraid of not dying.

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