A 13-year-old Christian girl has made history by becoming the youngest Black student to enter an American medical school.
Alena Wicker has been accepted into the University of Alabama School of Medicine.
The home-schooled prodigy wrote on social media: “No matter what happens in life I choose to trust God in everything I do.”
“Statistics would have said I never would have made it. A little black girl adopted from Fontana, California. I’ve worked so hard to reach my goals and live my dreams, ” she added.
In her post, the teenager thanked her mother for sacrificing so much for her education:
“I couldn’t have done it without you. You gave me every opportunity possible to be successful. You cheered me on, wiped my tears, gave me oreos when I needed comfort. You are the best mother a kid could ever ask for. You always believed in me. MAMA I MADE IT!”
“I pray God blesses me so big, you never ever have to want for anything in this earthly life.”
The aspiring viral immunologist has already received a ‘Global Child Prodigy’ award in science.
If she passes all her exams, she’ll become a qualified doctor at the age of 18.
CBN News reports she wants to inspire other girls to see there are no limits on what they can achieve.