Student Pursues Second Degree
May 4, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH--Sunday's Deseret News included a brief story about 21-year-old Mariela Oman.
Oman and her brother have osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly known as "brittle bone disorder".
While her disability has presented some challenges to her, it would seem that her greatest challenges have had to do with getting others to give her the chance to reach her own potential. This included convincing educators to let her attend classes with her peers who did not have disabilities.
Oman recently earned her associate's degree from the College of Eastern Utah. She plans on earning a psychology degree through a Utah State University.
"If you don't think you can do it, you'll never succeed," she said in an interview. "If you think you can, you'll be able to do it."
"Grad excels despite illness" (Deseret News)