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Desmonde Meade, a former homeless man who once tried to commit suicide, graduated with a law degree from FIU last Friday.

Desmonde Meade, a former homeless man who once tried to commit suicide, graduated with a law degree from FIU last Friday.

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Once homeless, Miami man earns FIU law degree

Desmond Meade remembers standing on railroad tracks in Miami waiting for a train to come. Homeless, hungry and broke, Meade became convinced that there was no reason to live. So he waited for a train to kill him. It was a long wait.