Holly was a student at the college. She wasn't a little kid but rather a late in life student trying to move beyond a very difficult and hard life and her past mistakes by getting a degree. I spent a fair amount of time helping Holly in the computer lab, she was the complete opposite of computer literate and was easily frustrated and on occasion, took those frustrations out on those who were trying to help (me included). Ultimately, I knew it wasn't coming from a mean place and nobody could ever accuse her of not being persistent or trying.
It may have taken longer for Holly than the average student but battling through all of her challenges, and her waning health, Holly graduated last May and had the change to realize a dream. Sadly, it came to our attention today that Holly passed away at the age of 58.