Single Mom Goes From Relying On Welfare To Become ER Doctor - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Single Mom Goes From Relying On Welfare To Become ER Doctor

KHQ.COM - When Amanda Lamond was 18, she learned that she was pregnant. Doubters told her to forget pursuing a career in medicine.

"There were people that told me, 'You won't make it through medical school. There's no way you can do that with a child,' Lamond told ABC News. "And I said, 'Why can't I have my baby and still become a doctor?'"

The determined college freshman refused to listen to what others had to say. She moved in with her parents, continued her studies and got the critical help she needed from CalWORKS, a welfare program that gives cash aid to struggling families.

Her persistence eventually paid off. click here to read more

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