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Woman Attends Graduation Rites Less Than 24 Hours After Giving Birth

She is bent on attending the ceremony as she is the first in the family to have a master’s degree.


A 26-year-old woman from Minnesota celebrated two milestones in her life one after the other. In less than 24 hours after giving birth to her second child, she walked across the stage to receive her master’s degree diploma.

Without question, a graduation is one thing every student looks forward to. After all, walking across the stage while donning a graduation gown and cap is something any student can be proud of.

Zeinab Abdalla is the first in her family to have a master’s degree.

While there are others who opt to skip their graduation rites for whatever reasons they have, others move heaven and earth just to take part in ceremony – just like Zeinab Abdalla. After all, she worked hard to finish her master’s degree diploma in autism spectrum disorder.

A day prior to her graduation happening at 5p.m. on a Saturday, however, Abdalla first had to deal with another event in her life: She gave birth to her second child on a Friday evening. Despite that, she was determined to attend her graduation ceremonies the following day since she is the first person in her family to have a master’s degree.

Hence, in less than 24 hours, Abdalla switched her hospital gown to her graduation gown to receiver her master’s diploma after she and her family decided that she and her baby were both healthy enough to make it to the ceremony.

While it may not have been easy, she proved that it can be done.

“It was a struggle, but you know what? Everything is possible,” she said.

Real determination: Abdalla attended her graduation despite giving birth less than 24 hours before the ceremonies.

Apart from Abdalla, her husband, eldest child, newborn baby, and the graduate’s younger brother were also present at the ceremony to cheer on her. However, it seems that it will not be the last graduation ceremony Abdalla and her family will be attending as she has revealed that she intends to pursue her doctorate degree eventually.

She is another proof that no matter how difficult a situation is, nothing is impossible for someone who really wants something to happen.

“This is an amazing night. I made it, thank you,” Abdalla said after the ceremony.

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75-Year Old Woman Finally Fulfills Dream of Earning College Degree

She was only waiting to take her final exams to graduate decades ago when a war in her homeland erupted.

Nothing is impossible for someone who works hard to get what he or she wants in life. This was once again proven by a 75-year-old woman who graduated from college recently after her attempt to finish her education was thwarted by the Vietnam War several decades ago.

Phuong Truong recently walked down the stage to receive her college diploma, finally fulfilling something that she had long wanted. After all, she could have earned her bachelor’s degree long time ago in her homeland Vietnam, if not only because of the war that erupted at the time.

Phuong Truong was only waiting for her final exams before she could earn her college diploma when the Vietnam War erupted.

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93-Year Old Grandma Finally Overcomes Fear By Sliding Down Giant Water Slide

You’re never too old to overcome your fear!

It is said that the best way to overcome your fear is by facing it. In fact, you’re never too old to conquer one - just like what an nonagenarian grandmother did to confront one of her longstanding fears: Water.

A 93-year-old grandmother, Lucy finally confronted her lifelong fear of water as she cascaded down a giant pool slide in her YMCA neighborhood where she works out three times a week since her husband passed away. While Lucy spends three hours in the pool for each visit, she had never felt comfortable in water for one understandable reason: She does not know how to swim.

In fact, Lucy never gets into the water when it gets over her shoulders. That's why trainers Ben and Taylor would always keep a watchful eye on her.

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Man Runs Across America Like Forrest Gump, Proposes To Girlfriend At Finish Line

Well that’s a better ending, compared to the movie.

A man who wants to make a difference has finally fulfilled his wish of running across America, just like Forrest Gump. While Tom Hanks’ beloved character in the the eponymous movie did not have a happy ending as the love of his life, Jenny (Robin Wright), perished, Rob Pope chose to add a heartwarming twist to his real-life version of the movie after reaching the finish line.

For the 39-year old man, running across America is in no way just a copycat of Hanks’ iconic movie character. After all, his mother once told him that he must do one thing in his life to make a difference in the world.

Rob Pope’s desire to run across America like Forrest Gump is fueled by his desire to make this world a better place to live.

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