13-Year-Old Black Boy Who Was Abandoned By His Father Graduates From The University As A Medical Doctor
Meet Festus Ohan who was abandoned by his father when he was 13 years old. He is now successful as he becomes a medical doctor.
He (Festus Ohan) has a really tough time at the foster care system as his mother was diagnosed of schizophrenia when he just four years old. He was then left with his father who later abandoned him at the age of 13.
In his story, he described his father leaving him as the worst time of his life. In his words, he said “I went to bed in tears, crying, praying, asking God, why did this happen to me?”
Festus rose and fought through all the challenges having gone through eight foster care homes.
He said “From that age until the age of emancipation, I had been at eight different foster homes and was distraught due to my father leaving me and my mother’s diagnosis of schizophrenia when I was four.”
During his time at the foster care homes, he developed passion for medicine and decided to chase his dreams. He said that his passion to become a medical doctor didn’t go well with his foster parents as they were in doubt and so they were not in full support.
In his words, he said “Unfortunately, it was met with skepticism and doubt from various foster parents and I was told to have more realistic aspirations. Constantly hearing my foster parents throw statistics at me, about there’s only a 1 percent chance that a foster kid will even graduate college, let alone attend professional school, kind of impacted my in a way.”
Congratulations to Festus and we wish him all the best in his profession!!
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