Coming from a broken home

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

Coming from a broken home, Bea was at a disadvantage from the beginning. But thanks to her strong will she went to university and became a teacher.
 

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From the beginning of what?
 

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I meant to write "from the beginning of her life", and believed I could omit "of her life."
 

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Had her parents separated/divorced by the day she was born?
 

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No. Her parents separated in her childhood.

Should I write instead like this?

Bea was at a disadvantage from her childhood.
 

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Bea had been at a disadvantage since the age of X.

You might want to bear in mind that being from a broken home isn't necessarily a disadvantage.
 

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I'd use a comma after "will" in that sentence.
 
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