UConn student celebrates late mother's legacy during Women's History Month

Kiyah Garnett said March is also about recognizing "ordinary women who make extraordinary contributions to society through hard work, sacrifice and character."

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2023, 11:29 PM

Updated 451 days ago

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A University of Connecticut student from Bridgeport used Women's History Month to celebrate her late mother's legacy Sunday, which marked one year since her death.
Kiyah Garnett said her mother, 58-year-old Jamie Garnett died after her cancer diagnosis.
She said Women's History Month should not only be about celebrating the legacies of famous women.
The digital media design major said March is also about recognizing "ordinary women who make extraordinary contributions to society through hard work, sacrifice and character."
Garnett said she treasures the two decades she got to spend with her mother.
She said it was her mother's dream for her to study overseas.
She's started a GoFundMe page to raise money for a summer college program in Seoul, South Korea.


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