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Monday, April 22, 2024

While most students are worrying about what color iPod to buy, Kelley Kaye Hasson Abramowich is worrying about providing a better life for her three children.

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Meanwhile, she's also trying to survive the heavy demands of UF's Levin College of Law.

A custody battle with her husband, from whom she is separated, is an added stress on top of those she already deals with as a law student.

"The custody exchange is the most anxious activity I do all week," she said.

After switching religions, Abramowich is not on speaking terms with her family, so a normal network of support is missing from her life.

When she told family members she wanted to be a lawyer, "they thought I was crazy," she said.

Abramowich sees her struggle as a challenge to conquer.

"If it wasn't hard, everyone would be doing it," she said. "If it wasn't hard, it wouldn't be worth doing."

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