A degree in mothering. After accompanying her disabled son to every one of his university classes, Judy O’Connor was awarded an honorary degree from Chapman University in California, according to this recent National Post article. O’Connor’s son, Marty, has been paralyzed since a 2012 accident and required assistance to take notes and write the answers to tests. Mother Judy, a self-confessed school geek, moved from Florida to California to help her son earn his Masters of Business Administration. When she pushed Marty across the stage to collect his degree, O’Connor was stunned to hear she herself would also receive a degree from the university.
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