Cristal Ortega ’17 featured by the Chicago Tribune

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May 8, 2017

Last weekend, Cristal Ortega ’17 became the first person in her family to graduate from college. On the way to her degree, Cristal survived stage 3 Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

Cristal’s remarkable and inspiring story was featured by the Chicago Tribune. Through her ordeal, the faculty and staff at Dominican rallied around her, no one more devotedly than Sister Melissa Waters.

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