He got into a great college the old fashioned way. He dreamed big, worked hard
Ozzie Vasquez moved to Mexico as a kid. But he never lost his desire for an education. He returned when he was a teen and has just been accepted to Harvard.
Yashar Ali 🐘
If you read anything today, read this extraordinary story by
. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
The store security guard saw the cashier crying, and asked what happened. “I said, ‘Do you really want to know? My son got into Harvard.’ And the customers started clapping.”
Steve Lopez LA Times
Love this Dania Maxwell photo of Ozzie and Mom. He got into a great college the old-fashioned way. He dreamed big, worked hard
Kim Murphy, LA Times
Just, just...read this.
I am ugly-crying tears of joy. This story is as much about the grit of immigrants as it is about the agonies and emotions of the college admissions process. Bravo,
. But mostly, BRAVO OZZIE.
Read this. It’ll make your soul smile. Good things, still happen to good people who work their asses off to defy adversity. It’s why parents buying their kids’ way into college is so offensive. Those kids, could be taking the spot of a deserving one.
Melissa Etehad اتحاد
Sometimes, when I’m feeling overwhelmed with all the depressing news, I go on YouTube and search videos of students who find out that they got accepted to their dream college. I immediately feel better. This story does it way better. Take a read.
Reading this beautiful piece by
, I can only think how much more this guy is likely to contribute to our society than all the fake soccer players, non-rowers and SAT cheaters ever will. Just a hunch.
This story is such a reminder that character comes from struggle -- not privilege. As
notes, the family went through so much. College admissions success was great -- but not the most important thing
A great heart-warming story. A nice counterpoint to all the lurid stories that Trump tells about immigrant criminals.
He got into a great college the old-fashioned way: Hard work, big dreams.
This is making the rounds today. And making me tear up too. The ending - wow. Beautiful.
Ashish K. Jha
You know what really makes America great? Stories like this. You know why we have to work harder to create more opportunities? Not enough stories like this. He got into a great college the old-fashioned way: Hard work, big dreams. h/t
Nicely done, Oswaldo. He got into a great college the old-fashioned way. He dreamed big, worked hard - Los Angeles Times