Haitian man who came to U.S. for cancer treatment graduating from LC
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg College graduation is Saturday and for one student it's a day he never thought would come.
Ancito Etienne was diagnosed with cancer at 12-years-old while he still lived in Haiti.
He was preparing to die before coming to the United States for treatment.
While here, he learned how education was a human right and about Lynchburg College so he pursued it.
Etienne is now cancer free and runs a program to help children start an education in Haiti.
"If we are trying to switch from a traditional economy to a modern economy, we have to make sure the youth is well educated in the expertise we need for a modern economy. we have to create this future now," he said.
Etienne plans on going to graduate school and eventually get a doctoral degree.