59-year-old woman Rene Grimes finally bags PhD, internet applauds her

59-year-old woman Rene Grimes finally bags PhD, internet applauds her

- Rene Grimes said that she was able to get a doctorate degree at the age of 59 despite how old she is

- The 59-year-old woman said she would have wanted her mom to achieve the same feat if life had not treated her differently

- Rene also revealed how they had a very rough patch growing up

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A 59-year-old woman, Rene Grimes, has shown that age is really not a factor in achieving one's dream.

The woman passed her doctorate defense on Tuesday, July 14, before she went ahead to bag a PhD. Rene said she had to grow up with her single mom in government housing.

She said that though she wanted her mom to achieve the same thing, life, unfortunately, dealt her big blows. Rene added that their mom taught them they could achieve even the most difficult things.

See her tweet below:

The woman detailed how she grew up staying in government housing with a single mom.

Users on Twitter commended the woman for seeing her dream through. They also congratulated the new doctor:

Bonnie Basu:

"Congratulations Rene! This is momentous! You are an inspiration"

Katherine Dubek:

"This gives me hope. I’m 30 and have started college 5 times and still don’t have the first year done. I want an education but my mental issues stops me every time. I hope to get a degree at some point in my life. Congratulations to you."

Trina Merrick:

"Congratulations! [I was] Almost 47 when I finished a PhD. Never imagined being an almost 49 year old Postdoc studying tropical forests and remote sensing. Maybe we wish it was earlier, but we got here as soon as we could! So important to love life and share your story."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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