Greensboro, NC -- Her journey is inspiring. Her dreams are big. Her list of accomplishments, big too. Her stature, small.
At only two feet tall, Monique Johnson crossed the stage Sunday to recieve her law degree from Elon Law School.
It's an accomplishment many didn't think possible. Doctors didn't expect Monique to live past age six.
Monique first caught our attention back in 2007 as a student at NC A&T State University. Our first story focused on her artwork and positive outlook. That led to national attention on the CBS Evening News.
On Monday, Monique Johnson stopped by WFMY News 2 at 5. We asked Monique what she wants do with her new law degree. "I definitely want to utilize my degree to practice criminal law as well as advocate for those who have disabilities," she said. She wants to advocate for the Little People of America and also sits on the board of After Gateway, an agency based in Greensboro.
Monique used her artwork to pay for her education. She doesn't plan to stop creating. "I want to be able to inspire people through my artwork as well. So I will continue to create. Artwork is near and dear to my heart so I'm excited as well."
Despite all of her accomplishments, Monique admits that like everyone else, she has bad days. However, she starts every day thinking "I'm just happy to be alive for the day. And what we do today, how will we impact not only our friends and family, but others as well."
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