This woman is a sheer inspiration to all the youngsters out there to keep pushing forward until they realize their dream. Lorna Prendergast, 90, has become the star at the University of Melbourne.
She succeeded in getting her masters by doing her course online. While most of the people her age struggle to know about latest technologies, she figured out computer and even got her masters on it.
She received a deserving applause from the crowd on her graduation day as two of her granddaughters were beaming with pride.
“The more I know now, the more I want them to follow their dreams,” she told. “Nobody is too old to sit down and say ‘I’m too old, I can’t do it’.
“There’s no such word as ‘can’t’ in the dictionary.”
She wanted to get into this area after the death of her husband Jim, whom she’d been married to for 64 years.
The idea got into her head while she was watching a shown called ‘Catalyst’.
“I thought ‘where am I going?’ And just by sheer coincidence, I turned on the TV, and there was this program about music doing so much for people with dementia.
“I just thought ‘I want to know something about this’, because I’d experienced it in the nursing homes, how music helped the patients up there.”
She also revealed that the university staff were of great help in her journey and assisted her in understanding the latest technology.
And she’s not done just yet, she didn’t really do it just for the heck of it. However, she doesn’t know what’s in store for her next, but she will go ahead with something.
“Well, my daughter reminded me of CS Lewis, who said that ‘you’re never too old to dream’, and to think of another project.
“And I believe that, and don’t ask me what mine is going to be, but I’m sure something will come up once I get my house in order.”
These are the kind of people we all must be looking at more often than not. Kudos for the woman for inspiring people with her amazing act.