FRESNO, CA — Three custodians working at Fresno State used to dream of huge success when they grew up until the powers that be threw them unavoidable curveballs, according to The Collegian.
Until his mother died, Larry Jones had been an athlete who aspired to be an NBA star: Unfortunately, being an only child and having his parents divorced, he was forced to abandon his dream and fend for himself, the article reported.
Custodian Gabriela Mejia once dreamed of being an artist, but her family came first and did not allow the time for schooling, according to the article.
"I don''t blame them for it, but life just takes different turns when least expected," Mejia said.
"And I don''t really see it [her dream of becoming an artist] ever becoming true," Mejia added.
Angel Melendez imagined becoming a firefighter or law enforcement officer until entering into the Army in 1976, the article stated.
"I left my dream behind when I enlisted for service," Melendez said. "I just started to put my focus on other things in life — like family."
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