True Inspiration: Once Homeless, today they’re successful people
This isn’t just another inspirational article that should make you think about life for a while and then continue with whatever you were doing. The following stories are a proof that you can never know where life will take you. One can literally be a homeless person and struggle for food in one moment, and after that, the same person can be a Harvard University graduate with bright future, home, money and success.
1 From Homeless to Harvard
Liz Murray was born in 1980 in New York City in a family where both parents were drug addicts. It seemed that she was pre-destined to have a difficult life. When Liz was 5, her mother died from AIDS, and her father, who was also HIV positive was forced to move to a shelter center. It meant only one thing – Liz and her sister became homeless children. It was a hard life for both of them; struggling for food and sleeping on benches or on 24 hours subway trains. But, even though she was homeless, Liz enrolled in the prestigious Humanities Preparatory Academy in Chelsea, in Manhattan. She enrolled late but still excelled, finishing high school in two years. Then she won a New York Times scholarship, and got accepted on Harvard. She wrote memories about her life (which was a New York Times bestseller) and there is also a television movie called From Homeless to Harvard.