(CBS) – A Chicago college student was dedicating her life and her future to helping those less fortunate – and paid with her life.
University of Illinois student Ashley Walls died in Brazil this week when a disease struck her down.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Walls was described as an achiever.
“In just 29 years, she was able to accomplish what many only dare to accomplish in 79 and 89 years,” says Chandra Gill, Walls’ mentor.
“She had a quote: ‘Dream but don’t sleep,’” Gill adds. “So, I say, may she sleep and rest on, and we’ll continue to dream.”
Walls was a gifted student at the U of I at Urbana-Champaign. She earned a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees.
This week, she was working in the slums of Florianopolis, writing a thesis for her third master’s — this one on education and the disadvantaged. She suddenly became…
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