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Mother of Five Reaches a Milestone

Mother of Five Reaches a Milestone

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In August 2010, Detroit native Michelle Cade made one of the most gutsy decisions of her life.  She packed up her five kids, loaded a van in Detroit, and drove half-way across the country, landing in Charlotte: 1500 bucks in her pocket and a prayer in her heart.  “The first year, I cried every day.  That was the first time, honestly, I didn't have a plan.”

After a lot of soul-searching, a plan materialized for Michelle: the pursuit of happiness at Johnson C. Smith University.  But there were challenges along the way.  During the 2012-2013 academic year, Michelle’s car was stolen.  She felt helpless, stranded, with no easy way to transport her children to school and after school activities.  That was one stumbling block, but there were scores.

“It’s hard, because I didn’t really get any sleep. I felt tired all the time.”  It was fatigue well-earned.  Michelle felt stretched.  She had to balance motherhood, coursework, and an internship.  “When you are a mother of five, it’s hard; financially and emotionally it’s hard.  I was tired of struggling.  I knew the only way I wouldn’t be able to struggle would be if I got my degree.  I would be able to get a better paying job.”

The ANSWER Scholarship was a huge help.  Michelle is one of 53 Answer scholarship recipients. ANSWER Founder, Susan Andersen SAYS it’s a fund to support mothers who are pursuing their dreams as full-time students.  The funds helped Michelle Cade achieve her goal. On Sunday, May 4, 2014, Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts from Johnson C. Smith University.  All five of Michelle’s children and her mom were there to witness the event.  “I did it.  I am on top of the world right now.”

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