Veteran student recounts struggles in attending college

When Denise Landon, a deaf studies major and a veteran who served in the Navy for seven years, walked into the Veterans Resource Center during her first semester in the spring of 2017, she was petrified for what she was about to admit.

As Landon approached the front resource desk she thought about her then-93-year-old grandmother, whom she was caring for at the time, and her 20-year-old daughter Zoë.

For the past week, she had been staying at a nearby hotel room with her 11-year-old daughter, Amara Landon and service dog Turbo.

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