A Louisiana Mother Of Triplets Just Received Her College Degree
Mother of three Auset Champion graduated from Grambling State with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Local news outlets covered the birth closely because doctors said the odds of having spontaneous identical triplets was between 1 in 1 million or higher.
She told the school that she was glad to graduate after everything she had been through.
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“Graduating period feels like a huge accomplishment for me. I watched my mom raise five children as a single mother and that motivated me to make better circumstances for my children and their future,” she told the school in an interview with their media department.
“I had help from my mother and grandmother. They are my support system. They are so amazing. They [the twins] don’t really understand that I’m graduating, but my older son is excited. He thinks I’m growing up now.”
Champion had her first son 22 months before he realized she was pregnant again with triplets during her freshman year at Grambling State. One of the triplets later died from complications, but doctors in 2014 marveled at Champion's perfect health and proactive behavior during her pregnancy.
“The data is really, really hard to find, because we don’t see this happen that much. We guess anywhere between one-in-a-million to one-in-ten-million pregnancies,” Dr. Betsy LeRoy told KSLA News 12 at the time.
“It’s something that we all have to scratch our head at and say, ‘This may be the only time we see this in our careers.’ This is an exciting day for Ms. Champion and her family and we feel privileged to be a part of such a rare and historic delivery here at Willis-Knighten South Center for Women's Health,”
KSLA News 12 said twins ran in her family, as her grandfather and cousin were part of a set of twins.
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