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NY Woman Who Was Given 3 Days To Live At Birth Earns College Degree 25 Years Later

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NY Woman Who Was Given 3 Days To Live At Birth Earns College Degree 25 Years Later

NY Woman Who Was Given 3 Days To Live At Birth Earns College Degree 25 Years Later

The New York woman who given only 3 days left on earth, lived to walk across the stage at 25-year-old to receive her diploma.

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On Wednesday night, Nekhidia Harris walked across the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to receive her diploma from  Medgar Evers College, where she graduated with honors, according to ABC7. Harris, who was born with a disease that causes her bones to remain brittle, and had a number of fractures and several surgeries, was filled with complete joy after her major accomplishment.

“I was like, oh my gosh, this is really, really happening,” she said. “Oh my gosh, I thank God every day.” She went on to say, “I feel so excellent,” she said. “After the hard work, and sleepless nights sometimes, all-nighters, it feels really good that I accomplished my Bachelor’s (degree) in social work.”

While speaking with the news channel, Nekhidia Harris gave her father props for helping her overcome adversity.

“Use my brain as my height, and I’ve stuck with that,” she told ABC7.

Nekhidia Harris now plans to continue her education. She is enrolling in a master’s program at York College, the television station reported.

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