While an unplanned pregnancy can cause some young women to give up on their dreams of securing a college diploma, a woman from Florida has proven that nothing is too impossible for those who continue to dream and persist to achieve their goals. In fact, with her sheer determination and hard work, she did not only finish college but obtained a master’s degree, too, and graduated along with her daughter who also finished college.
Gigi Bolt was only a 16-year-old high school student when she got pregnant with her daughter, the now 22-year old Katherine. Despite the challenges that came with raising a child single-handedly, Bolt refused to give up and continued to pursue her education.
Gigi Bolt completed her master’s degree in public administration in Florida International University recently.
As no one would look after her child at times, Bolt had to attend her bachelor’s degree classes with her daughter in tow every now and then. While it may not have been an ideal way to learn in college, she finally graduated in 2012, proving that nothing can be impossible, indeed, for people who work hard for their dreams.
Incidentally, her daughter, Katherine, also graduated from her political science degree in the same university.
Bolt did not want to stop at being simply a bachelor’s degree holder, though. However, she needed to delay her plans until her daughter graduated from high school.
And, finally, after enrolling for a master’s degree in Florida International University last 2015, Bolt and her daughter graduated together recently: Bolt received her master’s degree diploma for public administration while Katherine got her bachelor’s degree diploma in political science.
The mother and daughter requested school officials to let them march alongside each other during the graduation ceremony.
For the mother and daughter tandem, graduating together is something worth celebrating, especially since Bolt never thought that it would happen. After all, she had to work full-time in the morning and had to attend her part-time classes in the evening. Furthermore, the now 38-year-old mother almost quit last year when her mother passed away. Thankfully, the bond she had with Katherine kept her going until she reached her goal.
“We studied together and pushed each other,” Bolt said.
“It was amazing. We always say that we do everything together. So it was fitting that we graduated together.”
Woman Lost Half of Her Face in 1999, Now Doctors Were Able to Give Her a New One
She would never see or smell again. She would also lose her sense of taste and a part of her hearing, doctors told her.
It was supposed to be a fun evening for Chrissy Steltz when she co-hosted a spring break house party in March 1999. It ended in unspeakable trauma for her as a shotgun blasted her face in half, leaving her blind and without a nose.
The party was held at the house she shared with her then-boyfriend Will O'Brien. A guest found a shotgun under the couch. Steltz told him to "put that down before you kill somebody," but he only replied with "Oh, don't worry. It isn't loaded."
It was supposed to be a fun evening for Chrissy Steltz.
Man Blinded by Gunshot In A Convenience Store Robbery Competes in Ironman Marathon
When destiny hands you a lemon, turn it into lemonade!
Scott Leason is another proof that a goal is never too impossible to achieve as long as you have sheer determination. Finishing an Ironman event despite his blindness, there is no denying that Leason is, indeed, an inspiration.
Leason lost his vision almost 25 years ago after a gunman fired at him during a convenience store robbery. Now 63, he recently finished an Ironman event in Southern California amidst the cheers and encouragement from the spectators.
Lucky Uber Driver Wins $140,000 After Passenger Gives Him A Lottery Ticket
Now, that’s what you call sheer luck!
An Uber driver from Colorado has his passenger to thank for the unexpected fortune he has been blessed with. After all, if not because of the tip he gave him, he would not be richer by more than a hundred thousand dollars.
A certain James P recently claimed his $140,000 winnings from Colorado Lottery after his $5 Super Special Ultimate Bingo Scratch ticket won the said amount. According to the Uber driver, he owes his winning to his passenger who gave him a scratch ticket as a tip.
An Uber driver from Colorado received a Super Special Ultimate Bingo Scratch ticket as a tip from his passenger.
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