Things took an unexpected turn for 18-year-old Seth Owen following a recent rough patch.
NBC News shares that Owen was disowned by his family when he came out as gay. They completely cut off the teen, including monetarily. And by his family not giving him any financial support, the class valedictorian, who boasted a 4.16 GPA, didn't think that there was any way that he would still be able to attend the prestigious Georgetown University, even with a financial aid package.
Seth was counting on his family to help pitch in and contribute so that school would be covered between them and then financial aid that he will be receiving. But soon reality set in as the high school student realized that his dreams of going to Georgetown would have to wait.
"I started to cry, because I realized there was no way that I could go to college. Georgetown was my only option, because I had already denied my other acceptances."
"He was super ambitious and was always trying to go above and beyond to make sure he could be as successful as possible," the teacher said.
Martin took it upon herself to take matters into her own hand by creating a GoFundMe page for Seth.