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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

A Missouri student's dedication is going viral thanks to a photo of her finishing up a final exam while sitting in a hospital bed preparing to give birth.

Nayzia Thomas, a sophomore at Johnson County Community College, tweeted a photo that her mother snapped of her finishing up her psychology final on Dec. 11 while in labor at the hospital.

Thomas said she wanted to be done with the semester before the birth of her son, Anthony Johnson, who arrived about 12 hours later on Dec. 12.

"It wasn't due until the end of the week," Thomas said. "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."

"School is so important to me," she said. "I didn't want [pregnancy] to be in the way. That's what people expect. You're a teen mom, you're a young mother. That's why my mom took that picture."

Thomas said that despite the extra hardships that come with pregnancy, she finished the semester with a 3.5 GPA.

"It shows I follow through," she said.


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