Whole-Hearted Living Thursdays~May 31~Liz Murray

On selected Thursdays,  there are Because of Grace Wholehearted Living Stories:

Liz Murray  was born seven years before my daughter. She is the founder and director of Manifest Living,  a company that provides a series of workshops that empower adults to create the extraordinary things in their lives.

Murray was born in the Bronx, New York on September 23, 1980 to poor, and drug-addicted parents who would later each contract HIV. She became homeless just after she turned 15, when her mother died of AIDS, and her father moved to a homeless shelter. Murray fought through some incredibly difficult circumstances and was finally able to turn her life around when she began attending the Humanities Preparatory Academy in Chelsea, Manhattan.

Though she started high school later than most students, and remained without a stable home while supporting herself and her sister, Murray graduated in only two years. She was awarded a New York Times scholarship for needy students and was accepted into Harvard University, matriculating in the fall semester of 2000. Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard is her memoir and she says, “my passion now is to help transform the lives of others.”

Liz Murray has broken the generational pattern of violence, of substance abuse and of homelessness.

And she is all of thirty now.

Your comments and thoughts always welcome~!

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2 Responses

  1. The moment I began to read this post, I recognized this inspirational human being as the person the made for TV movie “From Homeless to Harvard” was based on. What an incredible life story! I’m looking forward to reading HER words!

    Through the transformation of her own life, she is now transforming the lives of others! My heart overflows with gratitude for the Love, Strength, Peace and Compassion of this woman!

    Thanks so much for sharing your Love and Grace, my friend!
    Love, Peace and Blessings!

  2. Greetings from Dana Point, CA, Jacqui! Beautiful morning to read your always encouraging comment! will look at the TV movie on Hulu…have a great start to your weekend!

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