Shannon Satonori Lytle didn’t come from money but the man’s determination allowed him to realize his potential regardless. Lytle, despite all odds, has just graduated from Harvard, one of the most prestigious universities in the whole world, and his heartwarming success story is truly inspirational.
When Shannon was in high school, people said he wouldn’t make it into a top-tier college. He had to take care of his three younger siblings, worked 150 hours to buy a laptop, and was living without WiFi in his house. Despite everything, he went from flipping McDonald’s burgers to graduating from Harvard and wrote his story in a Facebook post that has already amassed over 180k shares.
“I often felt inferior because of my socioeconomic status,” Lytle told Teen Vogue. “No matter what your personal obstacle is, please don’t feel this way if you can help it. Raise your head, roll up your sleeves, and work hard knowing that every person is valuable and deserves a chance to become the person they want to be.”
Scroll down to read Shannon’s incredible story in his own words.