• Mathews: Meet Fabiola, one of California's most unlikely philanthropists

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    Among the thousands of students graduating San Diego State this weekend is one of California's most unlikely philanthropists.
    I first profiled Fabiola Moreno Ruelas, now 21, three summers ago, after meeting her in Gonzales, her hometown in the Salinas Valley. Her story was straightforward-but unforgettable.
    Fabiola had few resources growing up. Her father was deported, her family was evicted from housing, and she and her mother relied on food stamps to eat and on donations from neighbors for clothes and schoolbooks. She did well in school, but needed scholarships for tuition and living...
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