A mom in Louisville, Kentucky, who dropped out of high school when she was pregnant nine years ago was following in her moms footsteps. Esbeida Bibiano knew that she was cursing herself to a life of poverty because that's how she was raised. She wanted to break that curse. She wanted to be a good example for her children and she was determined to go back and finish high school
Bibiano’s daughter, Gricelda, told her teacher, Amy Dietz, that her mom had a question and set up a meeting. Esbeida explained that she never got her high school diploma, but wanted to. Dietz connected her with a graduation assistance program that helps people who’ve dropped out finish their education.
From there, Bibiano did all the work and her dedication came to fruition this spring when she donned her cap and gown and walked across the stage to receive the diploma she earned. She calls it the achievement of a lifetime and now she is the example she always wanted to be for her kids. “Now in the future, my daughter knows she can do it too,” Bibiano says. “I did it for her, so she does not make the same mistake I did.”