Griffin Furlong is truly an inspiration. Griffin lost his mother to cancer when he was only 6-years-old and has been in and out of homeless shelters for most of his life. Somehow he managed to not miss one day of school and was actually named class valedictorian.

I think we all know what it is like to feel sorry for ourselves or want to give up on something for one reason or another. But the fact that Griffin persevered through many hardships is really an inspiration.

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