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Reactions as 52-year-old housemaid bags university degree after 30 years of caring for others.

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A 52-year-old housemaid in the United States has achieved her dream of becoming a Bachelor’s Degree holder after 30 years of taking care of others

The housemaid who goes by the name Lyn Thomas is set to graduate from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, United States with a Degree in Public Health. She worked as a nanny for several decades after moving to New York at the age of 18 to join her mother.

Lyn Thomas got pregnant at the age of 26 and the father of her child absconded before her daughter was born. “Her father left us before we even got to the hospital where she was born,” she recalled.

A few years later, Thomas got married to another man, but that marriage wasn’t successful because of the husband’s issues with addiction.

He took everything, every dollar I had saved, he stole it,” said Thomas. “I lost my apartment and for a while, my daughter and I slept in my Toyota Camry. One day my daughter asked me, Mommy, are we rich or poor?”

Despite all the challenges she faced, Thomas fought to achieve her dream of having a Degree. She persevered in New York City as a domestic worker

I worked very hard for this. I didn’t have a high school diploma. Because I’m a go-getter, you can’t tell me no. I will do it,” Thomas said.

source: scholarship region 

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