Nikita Richardson
November 19, 2015 6:16 am

Taking an exam after an all-nighter is no walk in the park, but trying taking an exam while in labor.

Tommitrise Collins of Macon, Georgia did just that this week, opting to complete an exam for her college psych class while waiting to give birth to her first child.

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Fox 5 News reports that Collins, a 21-year-old student at Middle Georgia State University, decided that if she wasn’t in too much pain, she’d take the exam. And after a lengthy delay, she got to work.

“It took me 4-5 hours after the opening of the test to try to put the pain to the side and do it so I wouldn’t have to do it later and I could enjoy my newborn,” she told Fox 5 of her 20-hour labor. “She is my life now, and the way I look at it is, she will always have me to depend on, so my goals will not be put on hold.”

Collin’s older sister, Shanelle Brinkley-Chapman, broke the story via Facebook, where she shared a picture of Collins and wrote, “This is what you call “Strong Priorities.” Contractions 3 minutes apart and still takes her Psychology Test! You are going to be a great Mom baby sis!” Since then, the post had gone viral and garnered more than 14,000 shares on the social media site.  

The new mom managed to swing a B on the test—and plans on retaking it. After all, she’s got a 3.6 GPA to maintain.

“I don’t want to just barely make it by, I want my child to live comfortably,” she said after giving birth to her daughter, Tyler Elise. “And I want to show people that just because I am considered a young mother doesn’t mean I have to be considered a bad mother.”

If all goes according to plan, Collins will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in December 2016. We have a new life hero.

(Image via Facebook)

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