Francisco Oller ’16 Shares Journey to Providence College, Overcoming Obstacles

Francisco Oller '16
Francisco Oller ’16

Francisco Oller ’16 is a management major who was born in Puerto Rico and lived there until he came to school at Providence College. He was born with a rare genetic disease called Pelizaeus Merzbacher, and he uses a wheelchair.

“When I entered Providence College I was very shy and mostly kept to myself because the transition from high school to college was overwhelming.  I came from a small private school in Puerto Rico of about 250 students and my life was changing academically, socially and culturally.  In addition, I was leaving everything I had known my entire life, including my mom’s rice and beans.”

Read more from his inspirational blog post about coming to PC and overcoming obstacles here.

More: Listen to Oller’s This I Believe RI story called “Coping with Challenges” that was aired in April of 2013.

Comments on “Francisco Oller ’16 Shares Journey to Providence College, Overcoming Obstacles

  1. Cisco, we have gotten to know you this year, and it has been a blast at Prime Cut during your haircuts. Missy, Leslie and I will miss your entire family, especially your mom who we insist is our Puerto Rican sister! Good luck in Tampa….. Love, your other moms at Prime Cut

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