Single Mom Cries With Joy As She Discovers She's Been Accepted Into Dream College

A woman who became a single mom in high school broke down in tears at her mother's grave, as she and her son opened a note to reveal that she had finally been accepted into the college of her dreams. Vanessa Perez, 34, from Pittsburg, California, became pregnant with her son, Julian, during her senior year of high school, and for the years that followed, Vanessa then opted to put Julian's life first. Despite not having support from her family, Vanessa said she graduated high school with a baby Julian by her side. When Julian, now 16, was just a toddler, Vanessa visited U.C. Berkeley's campus and made a commitment never to give up on her educational goals. On April 27, Vanessa and Julian headed to her mother's grave, in St. Antioch, California, where she set up her screen and waited to open the message. As soon as Vanessa read the word "Congratulations," she immediately fell into a state of shock.
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Location: Pittsburg, California, USA
  • Date Acquired05-06-2021
  • Date Filmed04-27-2021
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Single Mom Cries With Joy As She Discovers She's Been Accepted Into Dream College


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