College Isn’t Easy, Especially during a pandemic

College isn’t easy.  Trust me, I’ve tried, and it was not for me.  I think highly of anyone that makes it through college but with honors, I am doubly impressed.  That’s just what Rosie Correll did when she graduated with honors and on the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire this year.

Overcoming Hurdles

Not only did Rosie Correll from Portsmouth graduate with honors from UNH but she did all while fighting a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, according to

She majored in journalism because of her passion for writing.

Rosie’s condition has left her eyes paralyzed and she must take medicine every four hours, the news station reported, and she also has a permeant feeding tube in place and cannot drive.

Correll tells that her message is that she is not letting her disability stop her from doing what she loves:  “I want people to know that I’m open, and they can ask me any questions they want.”


Rosie Correll is a lesson in gratitude for me.  She is not letting her CMS stop her or get her down.  There was a lot of complaining during the last year, from myself included.  I was feeling down, left out, and not appreciating what I really have.  Rosie Correll’s story inspired me to really reflect on doing more with what I have.  I was passionate about sharing her story because I found it so inspirational.  Thank you for sharing your story Rosie, I hope the Boston Globe scoops you up as a reporter quickly!



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