Senior Desariah Santillanez Takes Lesson from Tragedy
2018 May 10
When she was only 16 years old, University of Minnesota Crookston Senior Desariah Santillanez experienced the loss of her northern Colorado home to wildfire. She remembers going to let the horses out and looking around to see fire on every side. She considered for a moment it might mean the end of her life, when suddenly she heard the question, "Do you want to die knowing your last action was giving up?" Her answer was a resounding "no" and with it, she ran for her life.