- A US woman has shared her inspiring graduation story
- She suffered a car accident while seven months pregnant
- She eventually graduated and became an attorney
A woman in Mississippi, US has shared her inspiring graduation story in a bid to motivate others to never give up.
Writing on the Because of Them We Can Facebook page, Joi Owens said she was involved in a car accident while she was seven months pregnant with her son.
At the time, she was in her first year of college studying Law.
Owens wrote: "My burns and injuries required that I remain on crutches for the duration of my pregnancy. I struggled through school."
She continued: "Most days, I was in so much pain I barely managed to make it through the day, let alone the rigorous challenges of a first year law student."
However, Owens never gave up and her determination saw her finally graduating with her Law degree and becoming an attorney.
As her career progressed, she became a professor teaching Mental Health Law. Finally, she participated in her first graduation as a professor on Monday, May 15.
Owens urged others who might be facing challenges in their lives to never give up, as after a low there is always a high.
She concluded: "For those of you in the fire always remember, troubles do not last always and there is joy on the other side of the fire."
Commenters on her post congratulated her and thanked her for sharing her inspiring story. Jackie Fikes wrote: "Thank you Attorney/Professor Owens for sharing your profound story. Congratulations on your astonishing achievements."
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