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Posted: April 20, 2017

Son, mother to attend college together

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By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

DECATUR, Texas —

A Texas teen will be the first in his family to attend college this fall, but he didn't want the streak to end with him.

Damon Lewis encouraged his mother to attend college with him.

Connie Lewis, 47, told WFAA that not attending college was one of her life's regrets. She served 20 years in the Army and since her discharge, has been working odd jobs to make ends meet.

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When Damon first suggested that his mother apply to college with him, she resisted, but she eventually relented. Both Connie and Damon were accepted to Bethany College in Kansas.

Damon said he's proud of his mother for pursuing her dreams.

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