Once homeless student to graduate Emory Law School

Melonie Wright defied the odds to get her Juris Doctorate

Emory Law student Melonie Wright will be graduating from Emory Law school next month despite being labelled ‘Special Ed’ when she was at school.

Wright had more hurdles to jump over than the average student. When she was a kid, she was placed in special education and her parents were told that she would always need extra assistance in the classroom.

From there, she graduated high school and college with highest honors. However, according to Wright’s Instagram post, ¬†she battled with homelessness, pregnancy and domestic abuse throughout college.

While she did not say in the post what her career plans are, we at Emory will be rooting for her the whole way. Congratulations, Melonie.

I graduate from law school one month from today. It's a big deal to me- I started my education in a special Ed classroom, where my teachers told my parents I would always need extra help. I went on to do very well in school on through graduating with highest honors in high school and college. College was marked by a terrible relationship, incidents of domestic violence, homelessness, and pregnancy with my little girl. Law school had its struggles, with literally cents in my acct at times, paying my daughter's medical bills when GA erroneously denied us assistance, and becoming a DIY queen because we had no choice. Relationships grew, and some withered, and sometimes people volunteer their opinions about me when I don't ask them to. If my life means anything, it means that God is alive and He is walking with my imperfect, broken, messed up past self. He took my brokenness and exchanged it for His peace. He told me to do this, and He never failed me or my daughter. He is my Redeemer, and I will love Him and serve Him for rest of my life. Just because He calls you, doesn't mean the journey won't be hard- it just means you'll have to depend on Him every step of the way. And if you falter, He'll correct you and keep you. #JurisDoctorateCandidateNoMore #30DaysOut

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