Hamilton grad overcomes obstacles to commencement

Bellamy came to Hamilton three years ago after a lifetime of moving around. Her parents divorced when she was 7, and she’s been to five different schools.

“Changing schools is awkward,” she said. “People stare at you when you’re the new girl and I didn’t care for it much.”

The transition to Hamilton was easier than others, she said, as she made friends easily, including a boyfriend, and got involved in a few activities.

But she didn’t have time for a lot. Part of the reason she moved in with her mother, Beverly Moore, was to help take care of her. Her mother’s health issues include diabetes, a low immune system, allergies to medicines and a pinched nerve in her back that makes it hard for her to move.

“If I bring in a cold, she can catch it and keep it for months,” Bellamy said. “She has muscle spasms — she calls them ‘catches’ because they catch her off guard, when she can’t grasp things — and if she’s holding something when it happens, she’ll accidentally let go.

“I missed a whole week of school once because I had to help her bathe and go to the bathroom.”

On top of high school and caring for her mother, Bellamy also works part-time — full-time on breaks — in housekeeping at the Courtyard by Mariott to help support the family, which includes a younger sister and a step-sister. She also worked at the high school as an assistant to “the attendance ladies,” Barbara Staudenmaier and Connie Smith.

“This year has been the hardest, and I’m trying to get everything done because I haven’t been taking care of myself.”

Her own health issues include a condition known as “kidney reflux,” which causes scarring of the kidneys, which she’s had since she was 2, and back problems from a 2008 automobile accident.

“I’ve missed a lot of school because I don’t sleep,” she said. “I’m just now getting around to taking physical therapy.”

On July 19, she starts her online college through the University of Phoenix, studying medical billing and coding, which will allow her to continue taking care of her mother.

“I wanted to be a nurse until I had the accident,” she said. “Now I can’t lift people and I have trouble with my memory since the accident.

“So with my stepdad, we sat down and went over the other occupations I could have in the medical field and that’s what we came up with.”

Even though school has been a struggle for her, she said she was just doing what had to be done.

“If I can do it, I bet anyone else can do it, if they really love their parents,” she said.

HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2010

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