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Brooklyn Homeless Teen with Cerebral Palsy Beats the Odds to Go to College

By ABC 7 News

A 17-year old from Brooklyn is truly beating the odds.

She’s on track to go to college and medical school, despite living in a homeless shelter and suffering from cerebral palsy.

Johileny Alamonte is at the top of her class at Juan Morel Campos Secondary School in Brooklyn and yet not many know the great odds this teenager has already had to overcome.

“When I was first starting school they denied me access to regular education,” Johileny said.

Born with cerebral palsy, she says her mom had to fight early on just for her to get an equal education.

“She fought for me to like actually go to school where I deserved to go according to her standards,” said Johileny.

Read the full story here.

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