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Granddaughter Graduates College Alongside Grandmother Who Raised Her!!

A grandmother and her granddaughter recently graduated from college–at the same time!

Belinda Berry, 62, and her 25-year-old granddaughter Karea Berry both received their diplomas from Chicago State University last week. Belinda received her degree in business administration, while Karea for hers in criminal justice.

“We didn’t know we were going to finish together because I was full-time and she was part-time. And it actually just worked out that way. I just say it was God’s will,” Karea told FOX 32 Chicago.

What makes this moment even more special is that Belinda raised Karea in their South Side apartment from the time she was just two years old.

“We didn’t know we were going to finish together because I was fulltime and she was part-time. And it actually just worked out that way. I just say it was God’s will,” Karea added.

Belinda stressed that she always made sure her granddaughter understood the importance of an education. She also hopes her graduating sends the message that it’s “never too late” to go back to school.

“I hope I am an inspiration to the young as well as the old, because it’s never too late to pursue an education.”

Source: blackamerica

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