Jubilation as garbage collector abandoned by mum at 8 gets accepted into Harvard Law School after years of picking trash (photo)
- Despite being abandoned by his mum at eight, Rehan Stanton has changed the story of his life for good
- Rehan became a garbage collector to make ends meet and also to fund his education
- He and his brother were raised by their father who had to work three jobs
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Rehan Stanton who was abandoned by his mother when he was eight has had his life transformed as he now heads to Harvard Law School.
According to the Washington Post, Rehan towed trash and cleaned dumpsters for years to make ends meet and also to fund his education.
Legit.ng notes that after his mother left, he and his brother were raised by their father who had to work three jobs.
Rehan Stanton. Photo credit: Face 2 Face Africa
The 24-year-old said: “I was probably too young to notice some of the things that happened, but I know it was bad."
Rehan Stanton and his brother. Photo credit: The Washington Post
Rehan and his brother Reggie worked for Bates Trucking & Trash Removal in Bladensburg, Md, to support their education, but Reggie had to drop out so they could focus on Rehan's education.
After spending his mornings hauling trash and cleaning dumpsters, Rehan would head to class at the University of Maryland.
Rehan was also accepted to the law schools at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California and Pepperdine Law.
He was wait-listed at Georgetown University, New York University, Berkeley, and UCLA.
In other news, Dris Wallace, a working mum-of-two from the United States, has said she was fired from her job because her boss was tired of her young kids being around during work calls.
She started working from home in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, while also taking care of her four-year-old daughter Dani and her one-year-old son Dylan.
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According to The Sun, she said that her first week working from home was tedious as her demanding job meant "multiple calls, emails and unrealistic expectations".
She said her boss instructed that on business calls with clients he did not want to hear the kids in the background.
Dris said the company fired her and lied that it was due to low revenue occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
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