This Widowed Mom Graduated Law School While Raising 5 Kids – Video


The mom of five children who impressed us all after her law school graduation photos went viral just raised the bar, literally. Ieshia Champs passed her bar exam, she learned Monday. “God you did that! Ieshia N. Champs, Esq. I’m still shouting!,” she wrote in a social media post with her Texas Bar Exam results.

The Houston mom is still required to complete a licensing process to officially practice law in the state, but the hardest part is over.

Champs, 33, spoke to USA TODAY in April after her graduation photos including her five children went viral. She credited her children, ages 5 to 14-years-old, with helping her achieve her goals, including quizzing her with flashcards while she cooked dinner and serving as a mock jury.

In 2009, Champs lost everything in a house fi-re, lost the father of two of her children to can-cer, lost her job and her mother had a stroke she never recovered from. In August of that year, Champs tried to commit sui-cide.

She graduated with honors from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law on May 11. “If God can take a little girl like me who had nothing and put me in a position to where I’m graduating from a wonderful law school in the top 15 percent of my class Magna Cum Laude with five children, he can do anything for you,” she said at the time.

This is how people reacted to this post:

Valkia-INNOSThese are the videos people need and not political ones. Congratulation to that woman and her children for running on wisdom path. May God be with them.

Michelle BarclayWow!!! Awsome testimony you are such an encouragement to many. Who in the world would give a thumbs down on this. They got to be prejudice ijs smh

Lisa PhillipsSooooooooo! proud of you mama, You made it. You’re truly an inspiration. Thank you for Sharing your testimony.

lesley smithCongratulations, there are so many single moms who do not fit some of the medias profile of just living off taxpayers money. You are also raising wonderful children too who I am sure will also go after their dreams

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