September 29, 1997 |
Almost five years ago, Amy Waldroop came as close as she ever has to realizing her dream of having a carefree, normal life. She was about to graduate from Villa Park High School and had been offered a scholarship to UCLA, thanks to her stellar performances in the classroom and on the track team. Then Waldroop was called into a school administrator's office. She was told social workers were planning to remove her younger siblings from their grandmother's home.