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Inspirational 23 Year Old Single Mother Graduates With Two Degrees After Having Twins

A single mother has worked incredibly hard while bringing up her gorgeous twins by graduating at 23 with two degrees.

Montoya Major who studied at the Nova Southeastern University in Florida will receive her bachelor’s in cardiovascular sonography and a master’s in health science.

This is a huge achievement and it was made all the more remarkable as she gave birth to twins during the program. How amazing is that?

Montoya shared her huge success on Facebook along with beautiful pictures of her daughters.

She revealed:

“My initial thought, when I found out I was pregnant, was, ‘What am I going to do with a child?'”

“I was living in Florida, away from all my family and friends. Having kids was never a thought of mine. I wanted to pursue my degree and establish a career.”

“I knew that now, my entire thought process would have to be re-evaluated, and I needed to figure out what to do next”

Montoya never missed a class as she revealed she went in “every single day literally until the day I gave birth”

Even her director of the course told her that completing her studies would be “nearly impossible”.

Makenna and Makinlee were born via a C-section in May of last year.

Usually women take a break when giving birth and continuing with studies or work afterwards when the time is right but not Montoya.. she was back in school a week later.

Montoya explained the support of her father, in particular, was a huge part in enabling her to complete her studies with twins.

He knew it could be done because he had raised the 23-year-old as a widower.

Montoya explained:

“Throughout this entire journey, my father encouraged me the most although he was not physically there. My father and I are very close and have always been inseparable after my mother passed when I was young”

“Whenever I had an episode of wanting to quit school he always encouraged me that it would be worth it in the end.”

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She added:

“During that semester, I had one day that I was required to be in class from 8 am to 5 pm, and like any new mom, I did not want to be away from my babies”

“I physically felt and looked terrible. I had body aches and incision pain, not to mention the lack of sleep.”

“It honestly seemed as though everywhere I turned, there was another situation trying to stop me”

She continued:

“When the girls were sick, I had to miss days to care for them. When I simply just needed a break or to do schoolwork, I didn’t have that.”

The 23 year old’s determination meant she could do what most would deem as impossible and it truly paid off.

She continued:

“I am a completely different person since giving birth”

“I honestly feel like if it wasn’t for them I would not have been the strong woman I am today. I would have never physically, mentally, or spiritually pushed myself in ways that I have since they were born.”

Montoya is undoubtedly excited about the future. She will go onto graduating with her dual degrees and completing her clinical rotations.

She added:

“My father, siblings, children, and I plan to travel [to Fort Lauderdale] for me to participate in the commencement ceremony. We also will be turning the trip into a mini-vacation and taking the girls to Disney World”

“I’m really excited to take them because my dad used to take me to Disney World almost every summer and now I will be able to do the same with my children.”

Unfortunately, not all comments she has received on social media have been positive.

“I don’t let the negative comments get me down because I have accomplished and been through so much in these past two years”

“I will always be happy for myself because I have an education that no one could ever take away from me. In the end, I will forever be able to provide for my children.”

“I just want to inspire other parents regardless if they are married or doing it completely alone to go for their dreams. Having a child is not the end of your education. You will go through many obstacles but ultimately you can do anything you put your mind to.”

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