There is little doubt that hard work and perseverance will lead to success. The son of a Filipino farmer has proven exactly that. The young boy worked hard to get an education despite his family’s poverty. Not surprisingly, his effort was rewarded with a full scholarship at the prestigious Harvard University.
Romnick L. Blanco grew up in the province of Bulacan in the Philippines. He is the son of a Filipino farmer who wanted his child to get a proper education. Romnick took his father’s dreams to heart and never missed school. The young boy would have to cross a river every day just to get to school. However, Romnick never lost hope and continued to study hard. Soon, he was excelling in his classes.
Romnick with his parents.
The hard work and Romnick’s own intelligence earned the support of the GreenEarth Heritage Foundation, the local charity that helps impoverished farmers’ children. The organization provided access to English and computer literacy classes as well as an allowance for going to school.
Soon, it was clear that Romnick was truly something else. The foundation gave him a full scholarship to attend International School Manila, where he graduated with top honors. Romnick caught the attention of several international universities who offered him full scholarships.
The boy had his pick among prestigious colleges like Dartmouth College, Wesleyan University, and New York University at Abu Dhabi. However, Romnick ultimately chose to accept the full scholarship at Harvard.
Romnick is now a proud student at Harvard University.
Romnick graduated in 2017 but he took a gap year to explore the world. However, he has never forgotten his roots. The young man has planted 1,500 trees at his father’s farm, a great addition to the ones he has already planted in childhood.
The story of this young Filipino student is truly remarkable and inspiring. Romnick has already started attending Harvard and his future continues to be bright.
Subway Cleaner Hears Pleas For Help, Rushes To Save A Life
It’s like he was meant to be there.
They say everything happens for a reason, and that’s precisely what happened to Vincent Seals. He was supposed to have the day off but decided to pick up an extra shift and ended up being a hero.
Seals works for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, cleaning trains at the end of the line at a station near San Francisco. Now, he is being praised after he saved a man’s life.
Woman Bus Driver Lets Homeless Man Stay on Bus All Night, Then Treats Him to a Free Meal
Sometimes, a simple act of kindness can mean the whole world to another person.
One cold night in Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Transit System and one of its bus drivers have been instrumental in extending an act of kindness to a homeless man. Unlike most compassionate act, this one did not go unnoticed. In fact, it was all caught on camera.
Natalie Barnes, a female bus driver, was driving her usual route when a man, identified only as Richard, got on her bus and told her that he had just lost his home. Natalie had replied, "Well, I'm on this bus 'til 2:44. You want to stay with me then?"
Face Transplant Patient With Depression Shares Remarkable Recovery Story
“I hope to get back to work soon, too, and someday start a family.”
The story of Cameron Underwood might sound like a tale from a fictional book but it actually happened in real life. The young man tried to take his own life two years ago. However, he survived although most of his face was blown away. Now, after a successful face transplant, Cam is ready to share his amazing recovery story.
Cam's remarkable journey started when he suffered from depression two years ago. The troubled young man tried to take his own life in an effort to end his suffering. Miraculously, Cam survived the blast that was supposed to end his life. Unfortunately, the incident also damaged his entire face, leaving only his forehead, eyeballs, and tongue intact.
Cam and surgeon Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez before the grueling 25-hour operation.