Nayzia Thomas, a sophomore at Johnson County Community College, was really determined to finish her semester. So determined in fact, that she completed her psychology exam while in a hospital bed. She gave birth to her son, Anthony, a little more than 12 hours later.
my mom took this pic & it's the perfect explanation of my life. yes i'm about to have a baby, but final SZN ain't over yet 🤓📚 pic.twitter.com/7LyrDBE9iN
— nayzia' (@naydxll) December 12, 2017
Yahoo! reported that, instead of putting off her final psych exam, Thomas decided to complete her assignment on time.
“It wasn’t due until the end of the week,” Thomas told Yahoo! “But my goal was to try to have everything done before. [I thought] before all this gets crazy, let me hurry up and finish this final.”
Not only did she finish, she earned a 3.5 this semester. That’s what you call focus.
Last update: got a blood transfusion b/c of all the blood loss & we finally headed home today! Thanks to everyone again for the positivity and love. Its been hard trying to cope with being so close to death, but I can't thank God enough for being able to share my story!! 💓🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/OS3ltMocHT
— nayzia' (@naydxll) December 16, 2017
Thomas plans to return to classes after a month of caring for her newborn son during winter break. She will work with her boyfriend and other members of her support system to take care of her son while she takes 15 credits, working towards her degree.
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