In 2004, Adames says her family's car broke down in Lincolnwood. The family was stranded and needed help.
At that point, a Good Samaritan stopped to help. His name was Cliff Bregstone. Adames says Bregstone helped the family fix its car, but then he invited the family to his home to celebrate the holidays.
During that visit, Bregstone realized Adames wanted to go to college, but she didn't have the financial support to do so. Bregstone stepped in to help, and now, nine years later, Adames is a college graduate looking forward to graduate school. Bregstone is the founder of College Bound Opportunities.
So, we salute Ailyn Adames.