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Kathy Wakile's Daughter Reflects on Past Health Scare After Graduating College

"Sometimes, these struggles and obstacles make you an all around stronger person," the #RHONJ daughter wrote.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Look out, world! Kathy Wakile's daughter Victoria Wakile is ready to go out and do great things.

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That's because Victoria, who officially graduated from college last December, participated in her graduation ceremony from Caldwell University in New Jersey on Sunday, and it doesn't look like her mom could be any prouder. Plus, how cute does the pair look in this selfie?

And this just happened!! Congratulations baby!! 🎓 We love You so Much!!!

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom gave her daughter some inspiring words of advice as she embarks on the next adventure of her life. "Be who God meant you to be and You will set the world on fire," she wrote on Instagram.

"Be who God meant you to be and You will set the world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena

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Victoria's aunt Rosie Pierri also sent her congrats to the grad.


It sure looks like Victoria was ready to celebrate with a bottle of bubbly. But she didn't forget to thank her family for their love and support while earning her degree.

🍾 THANK YOU Daddy, Mommy and Joey 🎓❤️

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The past couple of years haven't been easy for Victoria. The RHONJ daughter underwent a successful second brain surgery to remove a benign tumor in April 2014. 

After hitting this major life milestone, Victoria reflected on her past health struggles. "Life happens. Life throws you obstacles you don't always have control over and these obstacles can bring you to a complete halt," she wrote on Instagram Monday. "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."

Now Victoria has her sights set on becoming a nurse. "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," she continued in the post. "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!" 

While we wait to see what Victoria does next, look back at these adorable pics of her and her family through the years, below.

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