Most people meeting TV journalist Julie Gichuru for the first time may get an impression of someone who grew up in privilege and who had it all while growing up.

However, it was easy to discern empathy from the beautiful news anchor as she interviewed the less fortunate in the society during her TV days.

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It has now emerged that Julie’s humility emanates from the fact she has encountered worse challenges in life- and thankfully triumphed.

In an Instagram post on Monday, November 4, Julie shared how her parents divorce, while she was in her second year in University, saw her sink into depression.

According to Julie, she was 21- and second-year law student at University and didn’t have enough money to complete her degree. What’s more, she didn’t have a home to return to. She was only 21.

“I was in the throes of deep depression. My parents divorced, Dad remarried and Mum emigrated. I had no home to go back to. I didn’t have enough money to complete my degree,” she wrote.

She said things turned around after she turned to God. She would later find two jobs which enabled her to complete her studies.

“I was frightened and anxious. I lamented with God, I told Him I was so angry with Him, but I still loved Him and I asked Him to hold me tight and never let me go. I found two jobs at this point and studied hard. I didn’t know where I would end up but I knew knowledge would get me there. As long as I had breath in my body, I was going to get there.”

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1995 – 21 years old. 2nd year of LLB Law, in University in Cardiff Wales, UWCC. I was in the throes of deep depression. My parents divorced, Dad remarried and Mum emigrated. I had no home to go back to. I didn't have enough money to complete my degree. I was frightened and anxious. I lamented with God, I told Him I was so angry with Him, but I still loved Him and I asked Him to hold me tight and never let me go. I found two jobs at this point and studied hard. I didn't know where I would end up but I knew knowledge would get me there. As long as I had breath in my body, I was going to get there. #Excelsior #NoLimits #AwesomeLord Never doubt that you can get there. Never stop moving forward. Lots of love ❤❤❤

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She encouraged her followers to never doubt their ability to persevere and beat odds on way to their destination.

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