- A young lady who lived as a refugee has shared her emotional story after she graduated from the university
- The lady, Hamdia Ahmed, graduated from the University of Southern Maine
- Ahmed has become a model and an advocate for children
In a series of tweets, a young lady has narrated how she lived her life as a refugee after her parents fled their home country. The lady, identified as Hamdia Ahmed, said her parents fled to the United States due to civil war.
The lady decided to share her story after she successfully graduated from the University of Southern Maine. Ahmed revealed that she is the first person to graduate from college in her family.
According to her, she had spent seven years of her life in a refugee camp. She explained that her family sacrificed so much for her and her siblings.
In her tweet, Ahmed revealed that she had stayed up late at night while she was growing up in the refugee camp because she had to translate for her parents. She said she spent most of her time in the hospital because of her sibling, who was sick.
She said: "My family went through so much even when we moved to the US. I use to stay up most nights translating for my parents at the hospital because one of my siblings was sick. I would sleep in the hospital waiting room and go to school the next day with a few hours of sleep."
According to her, she also witnessed so many traumatic things while living in the refugee camp. She revealed that Oprah Winfrey is her hero and she usually stayed up at night to watch her.
Ahmed thanked her mother and father for sacrificing for the family. She expressed that nothing she gives to them would be enough to repay all they have done.
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