Macon, Ga. — Not even labor pains could keep Tommitrise Collins from completing a college exam, and a photo of her working on the online test from her hospital bed made her a social media sensation.

Media outlets report that Collins was hours away from giving birth at a Macon hospital on Nov. 12 when her sister snapped the picture. In it, Collins wears a green hospital gown and focuses on her laptop.


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She says she wasn’t about to ask her Middle Georgia State University instructor to take the test later.

She says her contractions were three minutes apart when she started. The exam had to be turned in by 8 p.m. Her daughter, Tyler Elise, was born at 9:19.

Collins says this degree will be her second. She plans a career as a forensic scientist.

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