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COS mom starts scholarship after losing daughter to heroin addiction

COS mom starts scholarship after losing daughter to heroin addiction

COLORADO SPRINGS - A local mother who lost her daughter to drug addiction is working with Pikes Peak Community College to create awareness through a scholarship.

Branwyn Kenney, who was 22 years old, was a student at Pikes Peak Community College.

She passed away two months ago from a heroin overdose.

Her mother, retired Army Major Laura Uhl, teamed up with PPCC to offer a $4,000 scholarship to help pay for tuition for those struggling with drug addiction.

"Laura really needed to make a choice with what she was going to do with her life. Either collapse and grieve or find another way, and she's decided to commit herself to helping kids who are trying to recover from drug addiction," said Lisa James, executive director of PPC Foundation.

To qualify, the student just needs to prove they are on a recovery path.

Students will be eligible to apply this fall, and the recipient will be awarded in the spring.

To donate to the scholarship or to get more information, click here

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