- Hermelinda Sporea went back to class to earn a certificate after her education was put on hold while she was young
- The lady said it was difficult at first because she did not understand math and was not sure if she would handle it
- The mother of five said she would love to earn an associate degree and has a passion for the study of the brain
A 70-year-old granny is finally living her dream of attaining a high school diploma after troubles in her family affected her education.
Hermelinda Sporea from Detroit, US, lost her father when she was a toddler and later on in her life had to leave school to work at a grocery shop to help support her family.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, she got married and had five children. She even went to beauty school and opened her own salon but still had the urge of completing a lifelong dream.
After three trials to rejoin high school failed, it was not until her daughter started working at a community education at Utica schools that she joined and was able to study.
The lady said it was difficult at first because she did not understand math and was unsure how she would handle it, but eventually succeeded.
On whether she will attend college, the mother of five said she would love to have an associate degree since she's doing nothing else.
Sporea also noted she would love to study the brain and become a brain surgeon but was unsure if she had enough time on earth.
About a week ago, Briefly News reported a 78-year-old woman identified as Vivian Cunningham, who inspired many after her university shared graduation photos showing the lady receiving her accolade.
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Cunningham graduated at the age of 78 from Samford University in the US. According to her, this has been one long, lonely but successful journey.
Her story was shared on the University's social media pages to encourage people who may be wondering if they will ever get to finish their courses or think that they are too old to go back to school.
Cunninghams said getting that degree had been challenging, especially when the schools had to close in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic.
However, she credits her family members, friends, Samford staff and the Lord who have been by her side and encouraged her to keep pushing even when the times were hard.
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