From Ethiopia to Ellensburg: How one woman turned tragedy into triumph

(Pictured from left) Paneal Holland with her brother Eyu and adoptive mother Laura Gaukroger-Holland.

Heartbreak paired with a chance to seek out dreams and opportunities is often a conflicting scenario. For Paneal Holland, heartbreak led to a fresh start. Extraordinary circumstances brought her 8,336 miles from Ethiopia to Washington as a 9-year-old girl….Read at Central Washington University cwuobserver.com