A single mother of five who endured countlesshardships is celebrating a big milestone in her life: passing the bar exam.
Ieshia Champs, 33, earned her law degree at TexasSouthern University in April. She also gained onlinefame when she uploaded graduation photos ofherself and her kids on Facebook, which quickly wentviral.
Last Monday, she posted an update on Facebook along with a letter from the Texas Board ofLaw Examiner confirming she passed the exam.
"Whoever counted me out miscalculated, cause God counted me in," she wrote on Facebook.
According to her letter, she will need to finish her licensing process in order to become apracticing attorney in Texas.
Champs told CBS News in April that she wanted to be a lawyer from a young age, despitecountless hardships throughout her life.
While pregnant with her fourth baby, Champs said her home was destroyed by a fire, she losther job and her husband died of cancer.
But Champs said her success can be credited to her children, who often helped their mother asshe was studying to earn her degree.
"When I look at the pictures, I cry, I smile, and I'm very grateful," Champs told CBS News. "Isee a woman who at one time knew that the odds were against her. Looking at that picturereminds me of the fact that I didn't just defy the odds, me and my children destroyed them."