A young woman born with many health issues is wining the internet with her unbreakable spirit.
Nekhidia Harris, 24, was born with complicated health issues, which also included brittle bones.
Doctors predicted that she had just three days to live, but this brave girl defied all odds and recently graduated with honors from Medgar Evers College.
“I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. Is this really, really happening? Oh my gosh.’ I thank God every day,” she said.
She says that her health is excellent, and she put in a lot of hard work, including sleepless nights and all-nighters, but now feels good after getting a bachelor’s in social work.
“She lights up a room. No matter what darkness is in a room, she lights up that room,” said Dasline Harris, Nekhidia’s mother.
Even though she is the size of a toddler, the 24-year-old says she uses her brain as her height.
She runs a nonprofit which motivates others with disabilities.
“I like to help people and especially children that doesn’t have a voice. I love children – they gravitate to me – so I want to help them in every way I can,” she said.
Now there is no stopping Harris, as she plans to start a master’s program in social work at York College.