In this Feb. 2, 2017 photo, Dominique La Salvia plays with the company dog, Benny at Brahler Tire and Auto Center during a fund- raiser for for her in Springfield, Ill. Ten months ago, La  Salvia's story of being a senior at Lanphier High School who was living on her own and happened rank No. 1 in her class academically, became known during an interview with radio host Sam Madonia, and the fund-raiser was organized on her behalf. If not for the generosity of people who contributed, La Salvia says she isn't sure how she could have survived her first semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In this Feb. 2, 2017 photo, Dominique La Salvia plays with the company dog, Benny at Brahler Tire and Auto Center during a fund- raiser for for her in Springfield, Ill. Ten months ago, La Salvia's story of being a senior at Lanphier High School who was living on her own and happened rank No. 1 in her class academically, became known during an interview with radio host Sam Madonia, and the fund-raiser was organized on her behalf. If not for the generosity of people who contributed, La Salvia says she isn't sure how she could have survived her first semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The State Journal-Register via AP Rich Saal
In this Feb. 2, 2017 photo, Dominique La Salvia plays with the company dog, Benny at Brahler Tire and Auto Center during a fund- raiser for for her in Springfield, Ill. Ten months ago, La Salvia's story of being a senior at Lanphier High School who was living on her own and happened rank No. 1 in her class academically, became known during an interview with radio host Sam Madonia, and the fund-raiser was organized on her behalf. If not for the generosity of people who contributed, La Salvia says she isn't sure how she could have survived her first semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The State Journal-Register via AP Rich Saal

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