An exceptional 23-year-old Lady named Montoya Timaya Major has achieved tremendous success in the United States after earning three degrees from Nova Southeastern University at a time she single-handedly nursed her newly-born twin.
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Montoya Timaya who narrated her struggles and success on Facebook said she had to go through a lot of challenges alone which included having a C-section to deliver her twins. Despite all that, she was proud to have earned a second Bachelor’s degree in Cardiovascular Sonography and a Master’s in Health Science.
“Our program started off with 26 people and I am now 1 of 17 that will be graduating. 5 months after starting my graduate program I found out that I was pregnant,” Montoya narrated on Facebook.
She added that when she told her program director that she was pregnant with twins, he asked her to take time off and come back the following year because it was going to be too hard to finish the program with a baby and “nearly impossible” to do it with two babies.
“I went to class every single day literally until the day I gave birth. I was determined to finish. Only after a week of giving birth via c-section I was back in class because i was told it was “unacceptable that I missed a week of school,” Montoya narrated.
Montoya stated that her grades dropped drastically as a result of being occupied with taking care of her children. “My grades dropped DRASTICALLY and my anxiety went through the roof. I was so afraid of failing and losing everything and most importantly my kids. I honestly thought dropping out would be the best choice for me, but I knew I couldn’t let my kids down,” she said.
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Montoya credited her father for inspiring her to earn all her degrees. “My dad ultimately inspired me to acquire all the degrees I have earned. Growing up with a single father, after my mother passed, my dad always instilled the importance of getting an education. He has pushed me and supported me in every way possible to make sure that I obtain degrees in whatever I was passionate about,” she explains.
She also thanked God for seeing her through her tough academic journey. “I questioned God many times why was I going through so many trials and tribulations, why was my life so complicated, and why everywhere I turned it was something else drastically trying to stop me. But he had a plan for me, and WE made it! I persisted, I finished,” she said.
“I have achieved not one but TWO degrees with the help of my beautiful daughters for if it was not for them I have would have never pushed myself to finish. Thanks to my father and friends who although could not physically be there for me but gave me motivation when I was at my lowest point,” she continued.
“Two years, two kids and TWO degrees later. By God’s grace… we didn’t just do it, WE MASTERED IT!!!! I am receiving my second bachelor’s in Cardiovascular Sonography and a Master’s in Health Science,” she added.