GOOD NEWS This Man Went from Being Homeless to Graduating College
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A homeless man who used the last of his money to apply to college is now sharing his unbelievable story with us all.
On paper, Joshua Woods is an aspiring journalist who just graduated from Wichita State University in Kansas.
But what many of us didn’t know was the insurmountable odds he had to overcome to get there.
Woods’ parents both died and he was placed in foster care at a young age.
At one point, he was sleeping on his sister’s floor – and says he was ready to give up.
“I was disappointed. Mostly in myself but also at life,” Woods told Fox 32.
“I felt like I wasn’t dealt a good hand to begin with. I was in foster care. My father passed away when I was 16. I was the only kid on my block with no guardian.”
One day, Woods used his last $30 to apply to Wichita State. That would later turn out to be a decision that changed his entire life, he said.
When he got to school, Woods worked overnight at a grocery store to make ends meet. He had to run five miles to campus most days because he didn’t have a car.
“It was hard to hold my tears as I walked across that stage,” Woods said.
“To be considered stupid all your life and you graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree … I don’t know about anyone else, but it was a triumph for me.”