Nationally Jada Sayles from New Orleans, Louisiana, graduated from Dillard University in her hospital room hours after giving birth.
Sayles wanted to graduate from HBCU Dillard. She went into labor hours before graduation and was hospitalized.
Sayles gave birth that day.
She tweeted, “I thought I’d get my degree, but I got my baby instead.” “My sweet face came on MY big day (now his)”
The school surprised Sayles with graduation after learning she couldn’t attend.
“Jada gave birth Friday night. Dillard University President Walter M. Kimbrough tweeted that the baby was born on the student’s graduation day. “We went to the hospital so I could end my tenure in style.”
“Jada went into labor on Friday evening. Texted me around 4:30 am Saturday saying she was being admitted, & the baby was born on her graduation day,” Dillard University President Walter M. Kimbrough wrote on Twitter. “So we rolled up to the hospital so I could finish my tenure in the most special way.”
In a video shared along with Kimbrough’s post, Sayles can be seen wearing her graduation cap and gown while receiving her degree at the hospital. Her family members can be heard cheering her on in the background.
“Shoutout to my university for still bringing my graduation and degree to me. Ima college graduate & mommy, talk to me nicely!” Sayles added.
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