This Bro Has Been Homeless Almost His Entire Life, So What He’s Celebrating Today Is Surprising As Hell

by 4 years ago
Homeless College Grad

ABC News

There’s nothing funny about being homeless. Unless a person is homeless but creates quirky signs that make people chuckle but also beg for money or food. Then there’s some humor in the homeless.

Kenneth Chancey is finding a reason to laugh about his former life living on the street and in homeless shelter. Probably because he’ll hopefully never have to go back to that life. Chancey went from a homeless high school student to a college grad — he earned his degree from Loyola Marymount in poly sci.

To anyone in Chancey’s shoes, college would have seemed highly impossible. Since he was 11-years-old, Chancey said he’s been homeless. He said he spent some time in foster care, but didn’t have a place to live while he was transitioning out of the home and often slept on buses. “I slept on the 4 bus to downtown, to Santa Monica, and then back to downtown, and that still makes me emotional now, but no one should have to experience that. That’s the hard part,” the 23-year-old told ABC7.

Reportedly, Chancey started staying at the Union Rescue mission on Skid Row with his father and sister. He somehow managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA while at the university and his living conditions being as awful as they were. Not only was he killing the academic game, but Chancey was on his high school’s varsity track, swim and football teams! What? It was this impressive pedigree that landed Chancey scholarships that helped him go to college.

His experience is much different than some college students living the homeless life on purpose.

[via Hello Beautiful]

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