Transcript for Young man overcomes obstacles to get into Harvard Law school
And let's brighten the mood with a story of intelligence and perseverance that involves a college student rejected by every school he applied for to being sipped into an obscure law school known as Harvard law school. Janai has much more from her home in New Jersey. Janai, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Harvard law school, maybe you've heard of it. This is such an inspiring story, sure to put a smile on your face. It's about a student who refused to give up no matter what challenge life threw his way, eventually going from a sanitation worker to, as you said, Dan, Harvard law school. Rehan Staton knows about obstacles. Food insecurities. I remember being broke. During the winters it was super cold. It was like super cold and I would have to wear a jacket to go to sleep. Reporter: As a kid he was raised by a single father who struggled to provide for him and his brother. He struggled in school where his grades suffered. Pretty much every school I applied to rejected. Reporter: He gave up on school, taking a job as a sanitation worker. The experience changing his life. It was the first time in my life where people just came around me, they saw a young guy who they considered to be smart and said, look, come back one day but you don't need to be here right now. Go to school. Reporter: That's what he did. Getting his grades up to a 4.0 and accepted into the university of Maryland, working double shifts at the sanitation company to pay for school and aiming to pay back his brother and father who sacrificed so he could succeed and rehan reached higher applying to one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. Harvard. All right. I'm clicking it. Congratulations! Reporter: His message, no matter what comes your way, keep going, keep fighting, keep your eyes on the prize. Sometimes you got to take a knee. That's okay but you always got to get back up. Reporter: An incredible story. He will start classes at Harvard this fall and his story so inspiring to others that a gofundme page set up to help pay for his school has now surpassed $100,000. So a lot of people obviously wanting to chip in and help him. Guys. I love that idea that sometimes you have to take a knee but you can always get back up and he did it repeatedly. Incredible story. I like his reaction too reading the word congratulations. Knowing the letter was good. Sinking in. Great story. Thanks, janai. Thanks, janai.
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