Homeschooling can be a difficult thing for a parent. Chevonne Mondesir lives for it.

Homeschooling is difficult enough with three boys. But Mondesir, a 32-year-old single mother, is also battling multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair to maneuver through the family’s small apartment. Her disease is progressive and she is gradually losing more of her abilities. And Mondesir realizes that as the MS progresses, she will become unable — on her own — to care for her children.

But, she remains determined, upbeat and inspirational.

Mondesir homeschools her sons Aaron, 9, Marc, 7, and Nasir, 3. In addition to English and other traditional curriculum, she also teaches her boys Spanish and Arabic — the Arabic alphabet is posted on a large piece of construction paper on the kitchen wall. And the boys do well in school; they’ve earned numerous awards that line the walls of their bedroom.