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.
Tisha Campbell attends a BUILD event | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine
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."
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.'"
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.
Congratulations to the Campbell-Martin family on this great achievement!
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