A Mother Of Five Graduates From Law School With Help From Her Kids
Nine years ago, Iesha Champs thought about ending her life after dropping her children off at daycare. Her family had lost everything in a house fire, her ex-husband died of cancer when she was seven months pregnant, her mother suffered a stroke, and lost her job as a customer service representative at Sprinter. Last week, Champs graduated from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law at the top of her class. Champs says that her five children and the grace of God kept her going. She adds that she has had many emotional breakdowns but in the end, they did it together. Her children were helping her along the way ? they were helping her study with flashcards, and she’d have the kids sit as a mock jury to review what she had learned that day. At Champ’s law school hooding ceremony, David Jr., 14, Davien, 12, Khassidy, 11, Kaleb, 8, and E’mani, 5 cheered louder than anybody else. They said they were proud of their mom and she’s been their rock and an amazing role model.
Hanna Jeong Staff Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. Why is the law school graduation of Iesha Champs so significant?