“One thing I know for sure: homeless person or business person, doctor or teacher, whatever your background may be, the same holds true for each of us: life takes on the meaning that you give it.”- Liz Murray http://www.strengthforsuccess.com/liz-murray-homeless-girl-to-harvard-graduate/
To be born into a difficult circumstance is not a life sentence if you can recognize that through education and knowledge one an rise out of such. Liz Murray did just that she used the knowledge she had to obtain an education so she could have the life she deserves to have.
Elizabeth "Liz" Murray was born September 23, 1980 the Bronx, New York, to poor, drug-addicted, HIV-infected parents. She became homeless just after she turned 15, when her mother died of AIDS, and her father moved to a homeless shelter. Murray's life turned around when she began attending the Humanities Preparatory Academy in Chelsea, Manhattan. She continued her education at Harvard.
Meet the extraordinary Elizabeth “Liz” Murray. Her childhood was riddled with drugs, alcohol, and poverty. It’s the kind of childhood that corrupts and molds a problem citizen. Fortunately, she did not turn out like her parents. She strove to break the cycle of hopelessness that ran in their family for generations. "When you think of what you really want to create in this world, don't only think of yourself". Liz Murray http://thextraordinary.org/liz-murray