Medical student studies at library he once worked as laborer
“I have gained success after real hard work. I am happy, and this is a fantastic feeling,” 23-year-old Hasan Coşkun told the Demirören News Agency.
The heartwarming tale emerged as Coşkun uploaded a selfie in front of the Fırat University’s library, saying, “May it be true that I once worked in the construction of this library I am now studying in?”
Being a doctor was Coşkun’s childhood dream. But life was not easy for him as he was born in a rural village in the Baskil district of the province.
“I always worked not to be a burden on my family. In summers, I was going to the city center to find temporary jobs to earn money,” he said, recalling his past.
While one summer he worked as a cashier in a supermarket, the other as a worker in the apricot orchards. In June 2017, he became a laborer in the construction of the university library.
“They were tough days. I was working under the hot sun. Truly, I never dreamt that one day I would come to the library as a student when I was working as a construction worker there,” he said.
A year later, Coşkun qualified for the university exam, and now he is a doctor-to-be in his fifth year at the university education.
“He is a great example to show what a man can do with hard work and determination,” Fahrettin Göktaş, chancellor of the university, said in a meeting with Coşkun he organized after seeing the student’s social media post.
“He serves as a role model to the young generation,” the chancellor added.