- A single mother of five has graduated from law school
- The woman who had wanted to be a lawyer since she was 7 years old
- She took photos with her five children to celebrate her graduation
A single mother identified as Ieshia Champs has celebrated her graduation from law school. The woman is a mother five who struggled for years before she finally achieved her dreams of becoming a lawyer.
Champs and her five children went viral on social media after she shared the story of how she finally achieved her dreams. The family took photos dressed in black and red to celebrate the graduation.
In an interview with CBS News, the mother of five shared the story of how she had to survive as a child. Her mother was an addict and her dad was deceased.
Champs said: "I really didn't have any stable guidance at that time. My mom was addicted. My dad was deceased. And I was homeless, I lived with friends or whoever would take me in. Then I got pregnant with the first of my five children, and things just went from there."
Due to the struggles she went through, Champs had to drop out of high school. She got a job to support herself. In 2009, while she was pregnant with her fourth child, she suffered several losses.
She lost her job and the father of her children to cancer. She was depressed and in her depths when she received a call from her pastor who urged her to follow her dream to become a lawyer.
Champs who had wanted to be a lawyer since she was 7 years old went ahead and took her GED. She said: "Pastor Louise Holman called me one day and said that God told her to tell me to go back to school and get my GED, because that lawyer I wanted to be, I'll be it!" Champs recalled. "I thought it was a little crazy because I was too old and I had three children with my fourth child on the way."
She enrolled in Houston Community College and later got accepted to the University of Houston-Downtown. She's set to graduate from Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law in May.
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