What would you do if you woke up tomorrow unable to get out of bed, incapable of going to work, and faced with no timetable for a recovery? After graduating from Williams in the spring of 2009, Pei-Ru Ko went home to Taiwan determined to make a difference. In many ways she had been a classic Williams success story. She served as a Junior Advisor and member of College Council, wrote for the Record, was the President of both her neighborhood board and the Gargoyle Society, and was the founder of Storytime. Her work garnered her a variety of honors and earned her the respect of faculty and peers. She was accomplished, prepared, and ready to take on the next stage of life. As it turned out, the next stage would be far more trying and far less glamorous than the previous one.
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