Tisha Campbell Cries Tears of Joy in Emotional Post after Son with Autism Gets into His Dream College
Tisha Campbell reveals she cried tears of joy after her son diagnosed with autism got into his dream college against all odds.
Xen Martin is headed to college, and his proud mama shared the exciting news with her fans on social media this week. It turns out, she was so happy about the news, she was crying for two straight hours.
He's never asked for special treatment, and it's allbecause he didn't let his diagnosis get to him.
GETTING INTO HIS DREAM COLLEGE
Xen has been talking about getting into that college since he was eight-years-old, and Tisha was so proud that he got in without anybody helping him - he did it all on his own.
"Today, I cried happy tears for two hours straight in traffic. My son, Xen, got into the college he's talked about since he was eight years old. He didn't wait for anyone to help him. He didn't wait for us to help him and when someone said he'd never get in, he applied anyway."
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It takes a village!!!!! Thank you Jesus and thank you to actor, author of #manvsmale our friend @alldondre (Uncle Dre) for inspiring my sons to the point where my oldest wanted to be of service to my youngest. My ❤️ to you and to my girl @sallirichwhit I so appreciate you fam. #blackmaen #positiverolemodels #becauseofthem
IMPROVING HIS SON'S QUALITY OF LIFE
As a toddler, Tisha Campbell's eldest son was diagnosed with autism. While it took a while for her to accept the diagnosis, she made sure to improve his quality of life and make sure he grew up with the best care. In fact, they did such a good job at it, that even Xen began to deny the idea of having autism.
According to Tisha, he's never asked for special treatment, and it's all because he didn't let his diagnosis get to him as he was growing up.
"He's never been in a special needs class because I wanted him to model after typical kids and now he's a typical kid. He has a girlfriend and he is now speaking. You can't shut him up. He says 'I used to be autistic, and don't be telling my girlfriend I used to be autistic either.'"
ACTUALIZING HIS DREAMS
Now, Xen is off to college to study science, as he wants to be an animal conservationist. After holding down two jobs and staying on the dean's list, he is now about to actualize his dream.
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My baby... Today, I cried happy tears for two hours straight in traffic Today my son, Xen, got into the college he’s talked about since he was eight years old. He didn’t wait for anyone to help him. He didn’t wait for us to help him and when someone said he’d never get in — He applied anyway. It’s it’s so apropos because that’s how he has lived his life regardless of the odds. My baby wants to be an animal conservationist and he will be. He has stayed on the deans list and is holding down two jobs because he wants to be independent of a silver spoon He cares less about labels. Xen, mommy’s goal was to make you as independent of me as possible. I wanted you to be able to survive greatly without me. I never knew you would surpass my hopes for your future. You are amazing man. Mommy loves you with all my heart and soul. You and your brother are my everything. Thank you for choosing me as your vessel. @autismspeaks @autismparentingmagazine #blessedbeyondmeasure
Congratulations to the Campbell-Martin family on this great achievement!