SAN MARCOS, Calif.—Ayded Reyes lives on hope.
There were times that was all she had.
In 2011 the Southwestern College cross country champion, track star, straight A student and perfect citizen was alone in a cold, dirty INS detention center treated as a criminal and hours away from being deported.
She was helped.
She was saved.
“I sometimes think about it,” she said. “I still cannot believe what happened, because I never thought it would.”
Now a senior scholarship athlete …