13-year-old 'Dr Nina' born with 'development delays' accepted to university

13-year-old 'Dr Nina' born with 'development delays' accepted to university

- 13-year-old Nina has been accepted to the Mary Baldwin University, Virginia

- The teen prodigy was born with developmental delays but has defeated the odds

- Nina has been accepted to university with $20,000 (GHC116,221.68) in merit scholarships

- However, she still requires $13,800 (GHC80,192.96) to pursue her dream of becoming surgeon

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At only 13 years, 'Dr Nina' has been accepted to Mary Baldwin University, Virginia with $20,000 in merit scholarships.

Despite being born with developmental delays and being nonverbal as a child, Nina didn’t let that stop her.

Blackculturenews.com reports that with speech, physical and occupational therapy, she always strives to fulfill her potential and dream of becoming a doctor.

Nina’s dream has always been to become a doctor and she has never looked back in spite of the challenges.

The brilliant teen prodigy has received more medals in recognition of her accomplishments.

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The young genius was blessed with $20,000 in merit scholarships, leaving a $13,800 gap which if funded, would see her inch closer to her dream of becoming a surgeon.

Since being accepted just a few weeks ago, Nina has been searching for and applying to every scholarship whose deadline has not already passed.

Unfortunately, almost all scholarships have a requirement of a high school transcript, Senior in HS or minimum age of 18.

Nina has not given up! She is still working hard to raise money to fund her education.

Just recently, YEN.com.gh reported that Lashawn Samuel, a student from West High School, has attained an admirable feat after being accepted to 12 colleges, including Ohio State University, and some are even offering full scholarships.

According to fox17.com, Lashawn Samuel spent the past five years walking three miles per day to the Columbus Metropolitan Library to get help with his homework.

Samuel has been accepted into 12 colleges, with several offering full scholarships as a reward for his hard work.

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