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Old 06-08-2012, 12:35 AM
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Homeless student goes to Harvard

I found this on another website, linking to this CNN article.

I just thought I'd show this. It's a pretty moving account of a duaghter who lived with who neglectful drug addict parents who abandoned her and left her to live in a run-down home with no electricity or running water. Luckily, she was a straight A student and is going to Harvard in the fall.

I can kind of relate to this girl, though I haven't had entirely straight A grades like her, sadly enough; but I'm glad that I'll be leaving the oppressive environment that I've been in and will no longer need to use the Internet as a source to express myself. I hope this can inspire those who are feeling down that life does get better as long as you have the determination to make it that way.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:52 AM
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HARVARD ISN'T JUST FOR RICH KIDS NOW IS ITTTTTTT.

Seriously, that's so amazing. A full-ride too, huh!

This goes to show that although there are hard times, something good will always turn up. :')
It's the universe balancing, I can feel it :>
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:29 PM
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Now I can be jealous of the poor too.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:33 PM
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Re: Homeless student goes to Harvard

That's just awesome! Hope things go well for her from here on out!
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:14 PM
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Wow, that's really amazing! It's so heartwarming to read stories like this. It reminds me of Liz Murray's story. They even made a Lifetime movie out of her experiences from living on the streets to gaining acceptance into Harvard. It's called Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, it's a pretty good movie.

I hope this girl continues to have happiness!
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:21 AM
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Re: Homeless student goes to Harvard

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Wow, that's really amazing! It's so heartwarming to read stories like this. It reminds me of Liz Murray's story. They even made a Lifetime movie out of her experiences from living on the streets to gaining acceptance into Harvard. It's called Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, it's a pretty good movie.

I hope this girl continues to have happiness!
I've seen that too. It's so eerie how similar the two stories are. The girl even reminds me of Thora Birch (who played Liz in the lifetime movie).
It's so great this girl was able to make something negative into a positive.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:06 AM
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Re: Homeless student goes to Harvard

well I feel dumb now

but in all seriousness this is freaking amazing and I hope that she is sucsessfull in whatever carreer she desides to presue
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:06 PM
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Re: Homeless student goes to Harvard

I believed she was doing sociology, she eventually left Harvard and went to Columbia, but then she returned back to Harvard. That's off the top of my head from when we watched the movie in health class.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:25 AM
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Re: Homeless student goes to Harvard

Wow.. Cinderella story indeed! I'm worried about her little brother though. :/

That town filled with good people!
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