Ruby Favila didn’t know where to turn. She had nowhere to live, and no real prospects for her and her daughter. She did the only thing she could think to do.

“So I, literally, called Buckner Family Pathways and I was on top of Sindy every single day until I got in. Every single day. She emailed me the information, the package. And I emailed it back to her or faxed it over the very next day. And, then, called every single day. And, then, after that, she was like, ‘It's going to be OK. We already have a spot for you.’”

With a new address came a new sense of calm. Ruby could focus on making herself a better person and caring for her family. She just finished at Midland College and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

As Ruby accomplishes her academic goals, she prays that it sets the example for her daughter.

“If I'm going for a master's, then I want her to have something, but I want her to have her doctorate,” Ruby said. “I want her to be bigger. I don't want her just to stop there. I want her to keep moving on. I feel like it's really important that you learn something new every day.”


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