18-year-old Tyree Grant knows about pain and suffering. But despite the teens troubled past, he managed to come out on top.
In fact, the Bronx teen got a full ride to Dickinson College where he will attend in the fall.
The 18-year-old high school senior was only six when he was forced to leave his mother and siblings. Grant spent the next two years moving from one family to the next, before being adopted by his parents Walter and Theresa Grant.
“I moved back and forth to homes, it was difficult. I fought, I screamed, I yelled, I cried — it hurt,” Tyree said. “No kid wants to be put through that situation.”
But the Grant family was a perfect fit. Tyree’s proud parents told NBC Today they knew immediately when they saw his picture that he was their son. And the feeling was mutual — by the time his parents asked if he wanted to be a part of the family, Tyree said he felt that he already was.
“I felt wanted, I felt accepted. There’s no better feeling than that.”
Grant will graduate this year from the Bronx School of Law and Finance with a 4.0 GPA. He attributes his success to his family’s unwavering support and love.
He plans to study law with a minor in philosophy.
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