Precilla Vegas, facing terminal cancer, U of T student completes her PhD
Precilla Veigas was working towards her life-long dream of earning a PhD when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. But that didn't stop her – after all, she had overcome so much already: losing her father at age 11, immigrating with her family to Canada and starting her 11-year quest for a doctorate degree. Yesterday, U of T held a special ceremony to make sure Veigas got to celebrate her achievements with colleagues and loved ones. “Difficulties come in life, you can’t turn away from them. You have to face them,” Veigas said in an interview with the Toronto Star.