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Groton teen overcomes the odds, is destined for college

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Story by Kyle Curtis

GROTON -- Life hasn't been easy for Brooks Kenney.

"It was a constant struggle. If I come home today is there gonna be power? Is there gonna be heat? It's the little things like that that looking back has made me stronger," he said.

Growing up, his mother Cindy battled breast cancer. He and his brothers bounced from hotel room to hotel room while she commuted to Boston for treatment. Now, Brooks works at the Marriott Hotel to saving for college.

He's thrilled to be able to study hospitality at Johnson and Whales University in Rhode Island. He received a $15,000 scholarship and phone call from the school when he was accepted.

Now, his mother is 2 years cancer free and they're all living together in a permanent home in Groton.


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