After tragedy, new FIU grad earns crowning achievement

  • Marie Jussome, a Haitian doctor who lost her husband to the earthquake in 2010, graduated with a nursing degree on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, from Florida International University. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Marie Jussome, right, a Haitian doctor who lost her husband to the earthquake in 2010, celebrates alongside fellow FIU graduate Anita Carrillo, left, on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Marie Jussome, right, gets a hug from her mother, Marie Odette Jussome, as her daughters look on. Jussome, a Haitian doctor who lost her husband to the earthquake in 2010, graduated with a nursing degree on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, from Florida International University. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Marie Jussome, right, gets a hug from her mother, Marie Odette Jussome, as her daughters look on. Jussome, a Haitian doctor who lost her husband to the earthquake in 2010, graduated with a nursing degree on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, from Florida International University. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Marie Jussome, right, gets a hug from her daughter Ketialie Laroche, 20, a senior at Florida International University. Jussome, a Haitian doctor who lost her husband to the earthquake in 2010, graduated with a nursing degree Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 from FIU. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Graduate Marie Jussome, right, gets a hug from Assistant Dean of Student Services Maggie Cooke as Marnie Munoz, program coordinator of the foriegn educated physician program, looks on. Jussome, a Haitian doctor who lost her husband to the earthquake in 2010, graduated with a nursing degree on Monday, August 5, 2013, from Florida International University. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF