Kathy Wakile’s daughter Victoria opens up about her health struggles

Victoria Wakile, daughter of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile, has had a rough couple years with a few health scares, and she is now opening up about her struggles on Instagram. The recent college grad underwent a successful brain surgery to remove a benign tumor in April 2014, her second time in ten years having the same procedure.

Victoria reflected on her Instagram, captioning a photo taken by her aunt, Rosie Pierri: “Life happens. Life throws you obstacles you don’t always have control over and these obstacles can bring you to a complete halt. But sometimes, these struggles and obstacles make you an all around stronger person. For me, my health has always been my number one priority. Because without it, we are nothing. My health was my bump in the road 2 years ago.”

Life happens. Life throws you obstacles you don't always have control over and these obstacles can bring you to a complete halt. But sometimes, these struggles and obstacles make you an all around stronger person. For me, my health has always been my number one priority. Because without it, we are nothing. My health was my bump in the road 2 years ago. As most of you remember, Nursing is my dream. And I will get there. No matter how, no matter what. Earning my BA in Psychology was an amazing experience and is in fact going to help me more than I realized in my nursing career. Without my family and friends, I have no idea where I would be… Definitely not graduating, for one. There is no stopping me. Not now, not ever. Next step… NURSING SCHOOL and I am PSYCHED for my BSN! ???????????????????? (????: @official_rosiepierri)

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Victoria, who just got her BA in psychology from Caldwell University, now has her sights set on nursing school, saying, “As most of you remember, Nursing is my dream. And I will get there. No matter how, no matter what. Earning my BA in Psychology was an amazing experience and is in fact going to help me more than I realized in my nursing career. Without my family and friends, I have no idea where I would be… Definitely not graduating, for one. There is no stopping me. Not now, not ever. Next step… NURSING SCHOOL and I am PSYCHED for my BSN!”

You go girl!