Chicago resident Alice Perry Johnson is the mother of three children. The 50-year-old woman entered university 30 years ago.
But she was unable to continue her studies because of her children.
The children grew up and all three graduated. Eldest son Malik studied at Georgetown University and recently graduated.
The eldest daughter Machaela finished high school and entered university. And the youngest daughter Mila finished primary school.
And then, it was their mother’s turn to continue her abandoned studies.
When the pandemic started and Alice lost her job, she decided to return to the ranks of students.
She returned to Richard J. Daley College which had been her dream since her youth. It was time to collect the fourth academic cap.
But the woman could not continue her studies without help from her children. They came to the aid of their mother so that she could obtain her favorite profession.
After school, Michaela and Mila taught their mother mathematics. And Malik was helping his mother by calling her on FaceTime and explaining everything that was needed.
After receiving her diploma, Alice fulfilled her dream and her children celebrated this remarkable event.
Finally, Alice got her desired job of an assistant teacher.
According to the mother, she achieved her goal thanks to her close-knit family. She said that to succeed, you had to help each other.