However, Ohan proved himself better than the odds. Graduating UCLA with a neuroscience degree, he’s received acceptance letters to schools such as Northwestern University, Columbia University, University Of Houston and even Cornell University.
UC Riverside’s Jan Forrester was proud upon finding out about Ohan’s acceptance letters, remembering when she first met him.
“He had never heard that he could do this before, and you could start to see him start to believe he could be a doctor,” she said.
Ohan hopes his triumph will spur others to do the same. “Never give up, really hold on to your dreams, because as long as you’re able to stick through it and persevere, you will accomplish your goals.”