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The Liz Murray story inspires millions

'Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story' inspires and encourages millions who intend to use their education as their ticket out of poverty. Elizabeth 'Liz' Murray, author of the New York Times bestseller 'Breaking Night', has made a decisive choice to finish her four years of high school education in two years.  She was 16. At 18, she successfully achieved her goal and became a New York Times scholar.

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story
Before 32-year old Murray reaches that point, she has survived a filthy home where the daily use of drugs was part of her parents' routine. Murray was born in the Bronx, New York where lived with her sister and drug-addicted parents. Both tragically died of AIDS.

The death of Murray's mom was a turning point in her life as she decided to follow her mother's advice to get an education.  Murray is now a proud mother and an American inspirational speaker. 

Elizabeth 'Liz' Murray 

The impressive story of Elizabeth 'Liz' Murray would leave many puzzled. On how a teenager girl managed to turn her life despite all odds. Murray clearly has a BAD start. Moreover, she did use circumstances as excuses and fought for her life.  Upon the death of her mother, her life could only get worse. Instead, 16-year old Murray chose to push herself to school. How remarkable?! 

Murray has left Harvard to pursue her college education elsewhere. However, her positive and powerful story demonstrates to millions including teenagers, young adults and women that the beginning of one's life does not determine the end. Through perseverance and hard work, one can achieve her dreams and goals. 

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