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This Houston-area woman was pressured to abort after getting pregnant at 14. Instead, she raised an anesthesiologist.

Meet Sherrel Lemon -- a very unconventional mom who got pregnant at 14.

Her story will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your heart.

Lemon, who owns restaurant and bar Tipsy Treats, has been working since before she could drive.

“I was 14 when I got pregnant my freshman year," she said. "I called my mother at work and I told her that I was pregnant because I didn't want her to, like, kill me. I knew that I was safe if she was at work.”

Sherrel was 15 when her daughter Dlorean was born and 17 when she dropped out of Willowridge High School. Her mom made it clear that she will not make it easy for her.

“The only time I'm going to watch your child is when you're at work or at school,"  Lemon remembers her mother saying. "You're not going to begin to get anything for free.”

Lemon said others told her that she wouldn't be anything and her child wouldn't be anything, but Lemon ignored the negative. Instead, she read to her baby, worked double shifts and sent her to a small private school. Later ...