Senior engineering student Luis Llanos knows firsthand how showing compassion and offering support can give people a brighter future and real hope for a prosperous life.

When Notre Dame senior Luis Llanos was nine years old, political violence forced his family to flee their native Colombia. After arriving in the United States, the generosity of strangers helped them survive and start a new life.

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The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.

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October 18, 2013

Health and SocietyScience and TechnologyCivil and Environmental Engineering and Earth SciencesCollege of EngineeringInternationalKellogg Institute for International StudiesKeough School of Global AffairsNDSEEDNicaraguaTracy Kijewski-Correa

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