LEWISTON — Lifetree Cafe will examine perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at 1919 Lisbon Road.

The program, “‘I Lived in a Dumpster’: How a Homeless Teenager Rose to the Top of Her Class,” features a filmed interview with Karina Sanchez. She overcame multiple obstacles, including homelessness, to graduate from high school with a 4.3 grade point average and receive scholarship offers from some of the America’s top universities.

“I remember feeling so terrible; no one wanted me,” said Sanchez, who completed her high school career while secretly living in a dumpster behind the school. “But I thought I could do it and I would be OK.”

During the program, Lifetree participants will have the opportunity to consider times they have faced obstacles and how they responded.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

Lifetree Café is a place for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting.

FMI: 207-783-3316, [email protected]

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