Student from Texas who survived 2 heart surgeries wins $100k scholarship

SPRING, Texas -- A celebration is underway for a high school graduate from Spring.

Destiny Alfred took home a $100,000 scholarship during halftime of the PAC-12 Championship Game on Friday.

Destiny, an Oak Ridge High School student graduating in 2020, was chosen to participate in a challenge sponsored by Dr. Pepper where she and her opponent raced against the clock to see how many footballs they could toss inside a huge inflatable.

She won, with 10 footballs making it inside the goal.

Our ABC sister station KTRK caught up with her godparents who were beaming with joy. Her godmother, Johnetta Alfred, shared that Destiny has gone through many hardships. She says her goddaughter has already been through two open-heart surgeries, which fuels her passion for medicine.

Destiny has been accepted to Texas Woman's University in Houston and plans to become a surgeon.

She says she would love to help others who have been through what she has survived.
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