College Student Adopts His Pregnant, Homeless 17-Year-Old Cousin To Give Her A Chance At 'A Better Life'

Tommy Connolly, a 23-year-old student in Australia was flooded with messages of support after taking in his homeless, pregnant cousin when she had no one else to turn to.

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    Tommy Connolly, an aspiring athlete at the University of the Sunshine Coast hasn't seen his cousin Angela in over 10 years.

    When he found out that his cousin had been sleeping rough on the Gold Coast, was 32 weeks pregnant, had no shoes or phone and was almost illiterate, he felt that he had to do something.

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    Without Angela even asking, he picked her up, brought her home, and legally adopted her.

    Tommy wanted to make sure she could “keep the baby, stay off the streets, and have a better life." A week later, she gave birth to a son. Tommy did homework in the hospital while she recovered.

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    Tommy doesn't see himself as a hero, and he hopes more people will help others when they can.

    "If it's one or two years of my life I have to put on hold, to make sure two lives are going to be saved, it's nothing at all."

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