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Malta nurse persevered to graduate Great Falls College's online LPN program

Susan Haag's son, D'Andre, inspired her to complete challenging program even after his death


September 16, 2020

Malta's Susan and D'Andre Haag (who passed away in November of 2018) pose for a picture.

Susan Haag was taking a pharmacology test at the library in Malta in the fall of 2018 when she felt a powerful calling to get to the hospital and see her 21-year-old son, D'Andre.

D'Andre, who had a brittle bone disease called osteogenesis imperfecta type 6, was not expected to live past the age of 12 when the Haags took him in and eventually adopted him when he was a toddler.

"In my spirit, I had to get out of there, so I was just whipping through those questions as fast as I could," she remembered. "Within 10 minutes of us getting there, my husband had just gotten there too, D'Andre passe...

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