college-student-on-pillar.jpg15 Years after the attack on a federal building, children are benefiting from the outpouring of donations from people who wanted to help the victims’ families.

Dion Thomas’ life began spiraling out of control after her mother was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing, but today, she is a college graduate working toward an advanced degree in speech pathology, all because of a fund that ensured her tuition would be covered because of the loss she suffered as a child.

More than 200 children had parents killed or disabled in the truck bombing and two-thirds have since gone on to college or other education programs, thanks to the fund. The graduates now include physicians, lawyers, veterinarians and pharmacists.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has spent about $6 million on tuition, housing and other educational costs. It has also paid for counseling for depression and emotional problems.

(READ the story from CBS News)

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