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Limayre Mendoza surprised her parents with her acceptance into medical school, and she used her daughter and a Barbie Doll to break the news.


In a video uploaded to video last week, Mendoza's daughter, Gabby, can be seen giving her grandfather a doctor Barbie doll.

There is a message written on the box that reads:"Mi mami va ser Doctora" ("My mom's going to be a doctor.").

Mendoza's father says, "Seriously?" and jumps up to hug his daughter. Her mother is next, and Mendoza reveals that she received her acceptance letter just the day before.

Check it out:


Speaking to Mashable, Mendoza said she knew she wanted to be a doctor as early as the third grade, adding that "what really solidified my decision was seeing how much medicine impacts the community."

Mendoza's daughter was born when she was 17 and she started college when the girl was a month old:

"They were definitely many challenges. I would use my breaks in between classes to pump breast milk for the next day and of course I worked full time to be able to provide."
"I graduated in 2016 with my bachelors in biology. But unlike a traditional pre med I did not get accepted in a program until almost four years after graduation."
"Prepping for things like the MCAT and shadowing experiences was just something I could not do while in undergrad due to my circumstances."

Mendoza, who is married and now has another child, describes Gabby as her biggest cheerleader:

"The next couple of years are going to be really rigorous and life challenging but Gabby and I have a unique bond because of it. She has witnessed the hours I have had to spend away from her just for this moment but she never reprimands me for it. She's really my biggest cheerleader and is so understanding in spite of her young age."

Mendoza now has cheerleaders from around the globe––her post took off.






And hey, it looks like there's at least one woman on the same path! (Awesome!)


Mendoza was overwhelmed by the responses she received.


Congratulations! We look forward to seeing the words "Dr. Mendoza" in the future!

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