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In honor of Mother’s Day and all the mothers out there, today’s something good is… Mothers.
Last Saturday, Kelsey Hudie was set to graduate from Henry Ford College. But she received some special treatment, for good reason: she was 38 weeks pregnant and dilated.
The president of Henry Ford College, Russell Kavalhuna, announced at the beginning of the ceremony, before the speeches and the line of graduates snaked through the auditorium and across the stage, that Kelsey was going to get her diploma first. The announcement that Kelsey was in the auditorium, determined to walk across the stage to receive her diploma, got applause and cheers. President Kavalhuna said, “There’s a few things more important than this college degree, and that’s the thing she’s got to get to.”
Kelsey told ABC, “They did tell me that I didn’t need to walk but I said, ‘I’m walking. [College] was my accomplishment and this is the proof.'” She was dreading the long walk up and down several flights of stairs with the rest of the students but was determined to do it if necessary. So, it was a relief when she was allowed to cut to the head of the line.
“The crowd just went wild. I think that put a big smile on my face. I didn’t really realize when I was walking across the stage with her in my belly that I’d be a big inspiration to others,” Kelsey said.
Kelsey received her diploma for her associate’s degree on May 6. Three days later, her daughter Nylah was delivered, just in time to for Kelsey to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.
Kelsey plans on returning to college to earn her bachelor’s degree and become a teacher.
Happy Mother’s Day to all who have been a mother or filled a mother’s shoes!
Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!