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TILLMAN TUESDAY: From Vietnam to America, Scholar Tigon Abalos Embraces Educational Opportunities

Pat Tillman Foundation Communications   |   By Jill Walsh   |   December 8, 2015
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2015 Tillman Scholar Tigon Abalos joined the Army National Guard in 2000. Tigon is pictured here inside a Kabul refugee camp

Pat Tillman Foundation can’t fulfill its mission to empower military veterans and their spouses without the generosity of our supporters across the country. Nationwide, over 400 Tillman Scholars are striving to impact our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, science, education and the arts. Every “Tillman Tuesday,” we are committed to highlighting the individual impact of a Tillman Scholar, focusing on their success in school, career and community—all thanks to your support. This week we get to know 2015 Tillman Scholar Tigon Abalos who came to America with her family at the age of 13 and is now pursuing her degree in dentistry at UCLA and . Since arriving in America, she has realized the ladder she has to climb is steeper and longer than that of her peers because of her cultural upbringing in Vietnam, but she continues to embrace the American dream with open arms every day. (more…)

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