Zeinab Abdalla didn’t let going into labor the day before her graduation stop her from enjoying the exciting milestone! Sis still made it to the commencement ceremony less that 24 hours after giving birth to a healthy baby girl!

“I had my baby last night!” Abdalla told @Kare11 News after walking across the stage to receive her master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. “I’m so happy!”


“On Friday morning my water broke and I was telling my husband, ‘My graduation is tomorrow,’” she said. “I wasn’t planning this. And he said, ‘It’s in God’s hands.’”

She gave birth around 8 p.m. and the graduation ceremony began at 5 :30 p.m. “Thank you to the University of St. Thomas for being there for me, supporting me through nights and days that I was sick,” she said. “I made it!”

Congrats, sis!

TSR STAFF: Myeisha E. @myeisha.essex

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