December 15, 2015 from Savannah Morning News
The last 10 years have been extremely hard for Savannah resident Christine Johnson Moore.
But despite daunting odds, the former high school dropout today has a doctoral degree in health science.
Through sheer determination and support from family and friends, Moore has overcome a cancer diagnosis, surgery, a rare disorder that leaves her in constant pain, kidney failure, anxiety and guilt to obtain an education.
“I dropped out of high school at 17 and got married,” Moore says. “I was pregnant.
“My husband, Roy, graduated from Johnson High School, and I dropped out. He was a football player, and I was a cheerleader.”
Before she dropped out, Moore was a good student.
“Science and mathematics were always my favorite subjects,” she explains. “I wanted to be an aeronautical engineer. I also wanted to be the first female president, but now they couldn’t pay me to do that.”
When Moore was up at night with a fussy baby, she worked her way through her husband’s college algebra book for fun. “He dropped out when I became pregnant,” she says. “He’s going to go back now that I’m finished.” READ ENTIRE ARTICLE