Andrea Fails joined the U.S. Army right out of high school. She quickly rose through the ranks during her 16 years of service. Working for the Army’s Criminal Law Department as a paralegal, she oversaw a team of up to 10 soldiers, working on cases ranging from failure to report to murder. She enjoyed every moment of her service and fully expected to spend the majority of her life in the military.
But her time in the service was cut short after a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease and sciatica.
Seymour “Sy” Kleinfeld didn’t feel comfortable with a flashy celebration of his 65th birthday. Instead, he and his wife Ruth chose to celebrate the potential of others – by establishing the endowed Seymour and Ruth H. Kleinfeld Scholarship for Broward College nursing students. Helping nursing students attain their degrees from a public institution was a […]
Michael Long watched in horror from the kitchen window as his father slipped off the roof of the family home during a do-it-yourself pressure cleaning and hit the cement head first. This devastating, near-fatal accident left his father unable to work and his family of five dependent upon his mother, whose school teacher’s salary would be stretched to the limit to make ends meet.
Making do – managing the day-to-day expense of family life – didn’t leave anything left over for higher education. And although Michael’s parents were always committed to getting their children through college, financial support from his family simply wasn’t an option.