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Ayodeji Ogunniyi and his father, Abimbola "Yinka" Ogunniyi, at their first American home in South Holland, Ill., in 1993. (Courtesy of Ayodeji Ogunniyi)

After A Shocking Loss, Finding Healing By Teaching Others

Apr 25, 2014 (Morning Edition)

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Ayodeji Ogunniyi, is an English teacher at Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Ill.

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Ayodeji Ogunniyi was a pre-med student when his father was murdered by three young men. So Ogunniyi decided that becoming a teacher, not a doctor, would help ensure his father's death was not in vain. (This StoryCorps interview initially aired Oct. 30, 2011 on Weekend Edition Sunday.)

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