Griselda once thought her family could never afford to send her eldest daughter to college. But they found solutions.
Though Daisy’s mother, Griselda Vásquez, said she and her husband didn’t make enough money to pay Daisy’s college fees with their poultry plant jobs, she encouraged her emotionally. For other parents with children who want to go to college, she says to encourage them with positive words and never use negative ones. As Daisy was planning out her strategy and through difficult times when she would become discouraged, Griselda told her, “You can do it, you’re brave, and you’re going to be the pride of the family.” Those words of confidence strengthened and inspired Daisy to keep working and going to school. As a result, she became a successful, happy college graduate.