Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Liz Murray-Homeless to Harvard.

Liz Murray (born September 23, 1980 in The Bronx, New York) is known for being the homeless girl who became a student at Harvard University.

I saw the movie, and felt its really a inspiring story to many who wanna make difference.

A Little about her:

Murray was the child of poor, drug-addicted, HIV-infected parents. She became homeless at age 15 when her mother died and her father moved to a shelter. Her life turned around when she began attending the Humanities Preparatory School in Greenwich Village. Though she started high school at a late age and remained without a stable home, she was able to graduate in two years. She was awarded a New York Times scholarship for needy students and accepted into Harvard for the fall of 2000.

Murray's life was the subject of the 2003 made-for-TV movie Homeless to Harvard - The Liz Murray Story, which aired on Lifetime. Thora Birch played Liz. Murray had a part in the movie, playing a social worker and was also a co-executive producer.

To find out more about her read: Breaking Night published by Hyperion Books in 2005 (ISBN 0-7868-6891-0).

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