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Milton woman overcomes odds to earn law degree

LEGAL BATTLER: Rosa Colon wanted to be a lawyer, and neither a horrific car crash in 2000 nor a litany of health and personal problems that followed could deter her from her dream.

In her wheelchair, the 43-year-old Milton woman received her law degree on May 30 from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, after a series of setbacks that she said she could not have overcome without the assistance of her mother, Rosa Maria Colon, whom she called “my angel from heaven.”

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