On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Marquez Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old black man, was pursued and fatally shot while jogging near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia, United States, his death caused massive outcry internationally, lending more voice to the #BlackLivesMatter protest.
Now, more than a year after the tragic incident, his family is making headlines once again but this time for good!
Ahmaud’s big sister Jasmine has bagged her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Albany State University and excitedly took to social media to announce the amazing news. Full excitement, journeying down memory lane, she recalled having passed through several unforseen challenges but managed to pull through. She ended by dedicating her accomplishment to her late brother in sweet tribute.
“Whew! A journey is not great unless you find what you seek. My journey was filled with many challenges that included working two jobs, a natural disaster, the tragic loss of my brother, a pandemic, giving birth, anxiety, grief, and issues with my financial aid. But I am proud to say those challenges equal the factors that will make me an excellent therapist. I have the opportunity to offer support based on real-life experiences,” she said.
I ooze #BlackGirlMagic
I dedicate this degree to my brother #AhmaudArbery. The ceremony is held on your birthday [May 8th] and you always believed in me! #BlackLivesMatter.” She captioned proud photos of her in her graduation gown.
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Triumph in the face of adversity! #LoveIt