How a single mom of 5 went from homeless to passing the bar exam超励志！单身母亲抚养五个孩子，从无家可归到通过律师考试，她经历了什么？ 时间:2018-11-05 单词数:3080
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A single mother of five who endured countless hardships is celebrating a big milestone in her life: passing the bar exam.
Ieshia Champs, 33, earned her law degree at Texas Southern University in April. She also gained online fame when she uploaded graduation photos of herself and her kids on Facebook, which quickly went viral.
On Monday, she posted an update on Facebook along with a letter from the Texas Board of Law Examiner confirming she passed the exam.
“Whoever counted me out miscalculated, cause God counted me in,” she wrote on Facebook.
According to her letter, she will need to finish her licensing process in order to become a practicing attorney in Texas.
Champs told CBS News in April that she wanted to be a lawyer from a young age, despite countless hardships throughout her life. While pregnant with her fourth baby, Champs said her home was destroyed by a fire, she lost her job and her husband died of cancer.
“I really didn’t have any stable guidance at that time. My mom was addicted to drugs. My dad was deceased. And I was homeless,” Champs said. “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.”
But Champs said her success can be credited to her children, who often helped their mother as she was studying to earn her degree.
“When I look at the pictures, I cry, I smile, and I’m very grateful,” Champs told CBS News. “I see a woman who at one time knew that the odds were against her. Looking at that picture reminds me of the fact that I didn’t just defy the odds, me and my children destroyed them.”
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