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Former drug peddler graduates from university at age 67

Former drug dealer and ex-convict, David Norman, has graduated from Columbia University at 67 as the oldest student in his class. This great feat by the ex-convict who has faced many arrests and had two prison stints proves that it is never too late to start again.

Norman had a rough start in life. At age 15 he was already using heroin and before long was making money on the streets selling dope and for thirty-five years he was addicted to the substances he sold.

He was first sent to prison in 1967. Decades later, he was sent to a correctional facility where he spent six years for manslaughter after stabbing a man in a street fight. It was those six years that changed his life. While there, David turned his love for money into books and began learning and also teaching other inmates.

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He got out in year 2000, a changed man and got a job as an outreach worker in a hospital where he helped substance abusers. This job led to him working and schooling in Columbia University.

He plans to write a book which he will give the title, ‘You don’t have to wait as long as I did’

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