By Mandy Valez

Thomas did not expect the tweet to go viral, but so far, it has gotten over 93,000 likes and 18,000 retweets. Clearly it hit a nerve: According to a 2014 study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 26 percent of all college undergraduates, mostly women, have a child dependent on them. And without finances or a proper support system, it’s not easy.

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