Golden Key
Kirkstern Ford-Turner

Kirkstern Ford-Turner

  • Title:Alumni Member
  • Chapter:Kaplan University
  • Role:Alumni Member
  • Country:USA

Army veteran, mother of three, two 150lb Bull Mastiffs and a college student, sounds hectic and it is. Me becoming a member in the Golden Key started off as a bet between my husband and I. The bet ...

Member Story

Army veteran, mother of three, two 150lb Bull Mastiffs and a college student, sounds hectic and it is. Me becoming a member in the Golden Key started off as a bet between my husband and I. The bet was whomever had the highest GPA gets full access to the credit card for one day. However as time went on and the competition heated up my husband was deployed.

He was sent to Iraq but was seriously injured which meant he had to cut his education short to focus on getting better. My sister was murdered by her husband, but I decided that I however through it all would continue to pursue my dream and graduate with honors and continue on to Law School. There were nights my head was within seconds of bursting open, nights when my husband was in so much pain he couldn't sleep, and of course the occasional stuffy noses from the kids but I knew that this was something that had to be done.

After a couple of hair pulling months my husbands rehabilitation was going well the kids were back on a strict routine and I received my Golden Key Invitation to Membership. I accepted and here I am today sharing my story with you. Golden Key members are Hard working, diligent, productive individuals who thrive in all types of different situations. I am a living testament of that. Because of those traits my husband did finish his degree this summer and I graduated with honors and will start Law School this September. Stay Focused and Stay Driven!

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