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The story of Darío, the street sweeper who graduated as a doctor after several failures

Darío Guisseponi has earned all possible praise. This Argentinian38 years old, has overcome countless adversities that have been presented to him in order to become a doctor and despite the fact that his job as a street sweeper consumed all the time possible to dedicate himself to his studies.

It was 20 years ago enrolled in the National University of Rosario. In their teens he began to study wildly all the necessary aspects to be able to enter. She passed the exam, but due to financial issues, she could not continue in college.

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“We were not poor but we lived half adjusted, let’s say a day”, The man expressed to ‘Infobae’, who says that he gave up his opportunity to study for this topic.

Besides, I needed to work because I lived by myself, and my work as a waiter was quite inconsistent. There were months that I was very well financially but there were months that I did not pay the rent and that is why one prioritizes the plate of food ”, he added.

Almost ten years after his first attempt, Guissepono he quit his job as a barista and went to work as a street sweeper. There, she already had a fixed salary. In the same way, not everything was ‘color of roses, so she began her night shift in the most dangerous neighborhoods of Rosario.

”I have been working until 6 in the morning, and in difficult neighborhoods. I really didn’t have a good time there. I remember once when they wanted to rob us with a huge gun, another time we cut a dog in half, accidentally, obviously. It was terrible but I was grateful that he had not been a person, because they can throw anything into those containers, ”he explained.

.Finally he managed to get them to change him to the day shift and that was the moment when he decided making his third attempt to enter the race at the age of 27.

Dario Giusepponi

“Many told me ‘stop fucking around’, ‘what are you going to wear to study Medicine now?’, ‘find yourself a course, something shorter’, ‘at what age are you going to graduate?’, ‘afterwards you have to do the specialty’”, friends told him.

The third time’s the charm?

His experience in college the first year was not pleasant, even though he was already inside and studying. PHe thought the path of medicine was not for him by looking at ‘figurines’ through a microscope in cell class.Nothing was what he imagined in his adolescence, but he began to like it. To get the run out of him quicker, course a subject that allowed him to level the second year more efficiently. According to what he said, he failed her twice, but, as always, the third time was the charm and she passed.

His work was comprehensive and he was granted departure hours before completing the shift to be able to comply with the mandatory seminars. He didn’t want to quit again, because he was already quite advanced and wanted to be a professional.

The pandemic changed everything. The classes were uploaded to YouTube, so when doing his work sweeping the streets of Rosario, he put on his headphones and took the session: “I say that what I did is wrong because, With my headphones on, if I got hit by a car it was going to be my fault. But hey, I had to capitalize on all the media”, he continues.

“There are a lot of people who are waiting for you to fail. Acquaintances, because they weren’t friends, who leave college and are a little resentful of that: ‘I had to quit, you’re going to fall too’. The evil of many consolation of fools’”.

The ambulance

He was about to give up because he was tired of the theory, he wanted to practice and his job as a street sweeper was exhausting him. As if fate was listening, he received a call from a college professor, who offered him a job as a porter in an ambulance.

He reserved every Tuesday to do it: six, seven hours riding in the ambulance watching that doctor in action, machine-gunning him with questions. “Thanks to him I didn’t quit,” he says today, perhaps his way of saying “thank you.” When it dawned on him, he was already missing three subjects. The first one he passed, but surgery and pediatrics were some of the courses that gave him the most headaches at the end of the road.

”I underwent surgery for the first time: badly. I would come home, I would get frustrated, it started again. Again: bad. She came back, depressed me a little, it started again. The third: bad. The fourth, wrong! If it hadn’t been the end, I think I would have left the race, ”she laughs. On the fifth try she performed well.

At almost 38 years old, he passed the pediatrics test, 20 years after his first attempt at college. In order to pass, he had to take the practical exam, according to him, his classmates had fairly easy cases, procedures, but “the world fell on top of him.”

Upon arrival, so did the event of a child under 29 months with head trauma, not bad as the last test before receiving the diploma.

”A 29-day-old baby who had fallen into a ditch and suffered head trauma. He was with a tutor from a Childhood agency, They had taken it from the mother because she was addicted and had passed cocaine through her milk. He was born in a house with a dirt floor, he had not had prenatal check-ups,” he said.

He took care of him, it went well and he came out crying. A career that was supposed to take six years, she did it in eleven. His classmates and teachers supported him, but above all, they congratulated him for demonstrating his level of resilience. As journalist Guisele Souza described, “outside his mother, his friends, his fellow street sweepers were crying, taking pictures with him and they put them on their social networks with messages like: “See? For those who say that we are black shit”.

Source: Elcomercio

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