- A young lady, Hamdia Ahmed, has acknowledged the sacrifices her parents made for her as they fled civil war many years ago
- Hamdia who became the first graduate in her family said that they relocated to the US as refugees with nothing
- Many people praised her mother for giving birth to her even at a time situations threatened her wellbeing
A young lady, Hamdia Ahmed, has celebrated her mother as she graduated from university in the United States.
Hamdia said that her mother was running from a civil war in her country when she birthed her 21 years ago.
From nothing to being a graduate
The lady said that she spent the first set of her formative years in a refugee camp as her parents worked to make her life better.
According to her, they relocated to the US with nothing. Decades after that horrible experience, the lady became the first graduate in her family.
Read her story below:
When her story was reposted on Instagram by Upworthy, many people had a lot to say as it generated over 1,000 comments.
Below are some of the reactions:
"You are amazing! Congratulations. I am so proud of you!"
"THIS is the "American dream."
"And she did it.....against all the odds....Congratulations."
A Nigerian family also succeeded abroad
Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that a Nigerian man identified as Nonso and with the social media handle @Serioussist came online to share his family's relocation story.
In a post on Wednesday, January 20, the man said he and his wife left Nigeria, a move that he called a "hard reset", suggesting they were at their lowest low when they did.
Nonso added that they left everything behind with the determination to start a new life in Canada. According to him, at the time they did this, there was no family or friends in their new home country.
Two years after that brave move, in 2021, the family bought their first ever house in Canada, a mark of great success.
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Source: Briefly News