homeless ucsd student gets some help

This is a nice story out of San Diego about a UCSD student whose family fell victim to a series of hardships: Strangers Offer Homeless UCSD Student a Home. David, a 21-year-old junior in computer engineering, could accept homelessness, but would not quit school, so he chose to sleep in his car:
First David's father lost his job. "He had to file for bankruptcy, so we haven't had money," David said.

Then David's mother, who paid for half of his education, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

David said he tried to apply for financial aid, but was told he didn't qualify.

"I was living on campus, my parents were several months behind on payments, and so I got evicted during finals week and that's when I knew I just had to accept it," David said.

He could accept homelessness, but would not quit school. Instead, David borrowed money from his girlfriend and her family and chose to sleep in his car.

Today, David typically wakes up early and showers at a nearby 24-hour fitness center, where he's a member. He's back on campus by 8 a.m. and stays there all day.

"If I want to sleep by 12, I just wait until the library closes and I go to one of the bathrooms and I brush my teeth, floss," David said.

His pride, he said, is still intact.
After NBC San Diego ran a story on David's plight, the response from locals was immediate, with a number of offers from people with places to stay. David said he hopes to complete his education at UCSD and eventually earn his MBA at Harvard.

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