Hardwork pays. Dedication works. However, all effort put towards success are just that bit easier when those who love us, especially our parents, support our dreams.
This is so with a myriad of people including 26-year-old Ghanaian-American, Dr Rhonda Asimeng and herein is her inspiring and lovely story:
“It still boggles my mind that at the age of 22, I obtained a Master’s degree and at the tender age of 26, I am a DOCTOR!! The degree I received yesterday had little to do with me but more to do with GOD along with the fruits of my parents’ labor. I only wish they were able to see it in person.
You see, my dad came from Ghana to the US in the ’70s with a suitcase, $28 and a dream. He went as far as working as a driver for a private school as a means for my siblings and I to get the best education he could provide. My mom worked as a nurse’s aide for eleven years with dreams of becoming a nurse one day.
Even in between chemo treatments, my mom found a way to still take prerequisites in the hopes of getting into nursing school. They worked to the bone to ensure I had a better life. Cancer may have took them away from me physically, but they still live on. I have made it my mission to never let their hard work go in vain. I hope they are proud. Rest in heavenly peace David and Joyce Asimeng” Dr Rhonda said.