A single mother living with multiple sclerosis finishes her degree after 14 years

Chatora Herring dropped out of college at 19 to take care of her children and returned to complete her degree years later.
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Transcript for A single mother living with multiple sclerosis finishes her degree after 14 years
on determination. It's "America strong." Reporter: That's chatora herring headed to a major milestone, 14 years in the making. It was just a long time coming. It's just something I had to do. Reporter: Chatora never thought she would see this day, after dropping out of college at 19. I didn't push myself like I should have. Life just happened. Reporter: And for chatora, life would continue to take unexpected turns. She went on to have her first son, sinez, two years later, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. There's no cure. I always felt like I had control of everything and I'm just like -- it's was very scary though. Reporter: Now a single mom and having Ms, chatora was living life in pain every day, but she knew one thing, she had to fight through for her son. It's very unpredictable and I prayed and prayed about it. And finally I was like, "I got this." Reporter: Chatora would go on to have a second son, sir James, but something was always burning in the back of her mind, finishing that degree. It was my boys mostly. I was a single mom so I knew I had to do it for my boys. Reporter: So two years ago, chatora went back to the university of Arkansas at pine bluff. But this time, she didn't just attend school, she doubled up on her credits. I told my boys, whatever life throws at you -- tell anybody this -- whatever life throws at you, you get through it you don't give up. Reporter: And that motto, she 14 years later, finally receiving her degree. I wanted to scream. I was so happy. Reporter: Chatora not only graduating but making the chancellor's list and getting a 4.0 GPA in her last semester. Just never give up. I tell my boys just never give up. A 4.0. Thanks so much for watching. I'm Tom llamas in New York. "Good morning America" and "This week" in the morning. I'll see you right back here tomorrow night. Have a great night. Morning.

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