He worked as a street cleaner to pay for his studies: today he has been admitted to one of the most prestigious universities
When you have a dream in your heart, you have to work hard and put every single piece of energy into play to make it happen. Although it may seem like a hopeless challenge, we must never give up on the obstacles that life forces us to face: willpower and hard work always pay off in the end. Rehan Staton, a 24-year-old young man from a rather poor family from Maryland, knows that thanks to his strength, he succeeded in being admitted to Harvard University. To achieve his main goal, Rehan was a street cleaner for a long time: every day he got up at 4 in the morning to empty the garbage cans with his colleagues.
Rehan's life has not been easy since he was a child: his mother chose to leave the family and leave the country when Rehan was only 8 years old. Since then, his father has tried to keep little Rehan and older brother Reggie as best he could by doing up to 3 jobs at once. Rehan recalls that there was often no electricity at home and that he himself could not eat every day. Rehan saw a hope in being able to get out of this state of misery, in his dream of becoming a boxer; unfortunately, despite his skill and preparation, a shoulder injury has definitely put an end to all his dreams of becoming a professional boxer. As if that wasn't enough, no college wanted to admit him, despite his very good academic background.
What was left for him? To go to work.
So Rehan accepted a job from Bates Trucking & Trash Removal, as a garbage collector. In this environment, Rehan found himself with colleagues - some of whom were ex-prisoners - who greatly admired his academic background and who urged him to continue his studies. For the young man, such encouragement was of great help, also because in his life no one had ever told him that he was good at anything beyond sport. Thanks to the son of the director of the company where he had found work, Rehan had the opportunity to get in touch with a professor who taught at Bowie State University, who managed to put a good word for the boy. After entering the University of Maryland, Rehan graduated with flying colors and the doors of major law schools, such as Harvard, opened their doors to him.
Congratulations to this boy who never lost heart and who after many efforts managed to enter one of the most prestigious universities in the world!