Being a Homeless Teen Mom Didn't Hold Me Back

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    Since the day Zoila was born it seemed that her mom never wanted her around. Her whole young life, she was always bouncing from one friend's house to another, and never really having a home until her mom had a new baby - then she was invited to move back in. Being the oldest now, her mom wanted her to take care of her younger brothers.
    But she was only ten years old - overwhelmed with responsibility, stress, and pressure that not even teens or high school kids should have on them. But, she made it through elementary school and was really excited to go on to middle school, but instead her mom decided to send her to Dominican Republic to stay with her grandparents. She stayed with them until she was 16 years old when her mom finally asked that she return home and that they try to build a good relationship.
    For the first couple of months everything seemed to be working well. Then, a surprise to everyone, Zoila found out she was pregnant. Her mom was so mad about it that she let it ruin the relationship they were trying to build. Her mom did NOT want to have a new teenage mom around.
    And, after her baby was born, since she had to stay home and care for her son anyway, her mom made her take care of all her siblings just like when she was ten. It was a lot more complicated this time since she had her own baby to take care of as well.
    When Zoila finally decided to go back to high school it made the relationship with her mother even harder. She wanted Zoila to stay home all the time to take care of the kids and didn't want her to advance herself with school and education. Zoila refused to drop out and her mom proceeded to kick her and her new baby out of the house.
    She worked with her high school guidance counselor to try to find a shelter and they finally found the perfect place - Covenant House! It was a perfect solution - and a path for her to graduate. Every day she would wake up early, get ready, and drop her son off at daycare, then a full day of school, followed by an internship, homework, and then repeating the whole thing every single day. She worked so hard.
    In June, a couple of weeks before graduation, Zoila got a call from her guidance counselor with amazing news! She had been chosen to speak at graduation as valedictorian; graduating with honors. She was so excited, had worked so hard, and felt so proud to have been recognized like that.
    She had always believed that hard work pays off, as does persistence, determination, overcoming adversity, focus and sticktoitiveness. But, she had never imagined that she would achieve such an accomplishment. Her graduation speech was all about how even when things get hard, no matter how hard they get, you should never give up. No matter how many obstacles appear in your way, you should always keep striving to achieve your goals.
    Having her son there to see her give her valedictorian speech - she was the top of the class - really underlined her accomplishment. She felt that not only had she accomplished something powerful for herself, but also something that would be really good for him too.
    Once she was finished and everyone was cheering and clapping, she saw her son jumping up and down, so excited, and it filled her with pride, hope, love and joy. teen pregnancy story time.
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Loukia .p

Is it bad that I hate her mom?

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Victoria Julian
Victoria Julian

This deserves #1 trending it has a wonderful story

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CatChild LPS -LPS and animations

This is so inspiring!

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Lucy Lucy
Lucy Lucy

Trending! 💕

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flying potato chip
flying potato chip

how did she all of a sudden have a baby?

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ItzYoGirlPearlyyy Gachaverse Time

Yay! You got on #1 Trending! Congrats!

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Kenny Petrov

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blonde wannabe18

Such an amazing story. 😊

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Joline Tran
Joline Tran

Where did she go for college?

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Catherine Valentina Poplett
Catherine Valentina Poplett

First on trending CONGRATS

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cody1212143
cody1212143

Yea... Dominican Republicans men are too hip hop,their siblings to Portoricans,all talk but no bite. Very good story

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Neo Doom
Neo Doom

Who is the father?

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RoLo LoLo
RoLo LoLo

Ok, good for you, but why didn’t you take a plan B pill?

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rkrsna28@ymail.com

I love your story👍💜

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Laylay 124
Laylay 124

This is so inspirational

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That Ilocano Man
That Ilocano Man

Never give up in terms of obstacle

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nilesjr hardy
nilesjr hardy

No disrespect but with all disrespect..yo mom ain’t shit in my opinion 👎🏾 and not mainly because she kicked you out for being pregnant

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killersushi99
killersushi99

*Ever have a feeling that's there more to this story that's not being shared?*

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delina nemariam
delina nemariam

She didn’t have a motherly figure to teach her that it’s not right to have sexual relationships as a child or teen so it’s not her fault

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Esma_ animations
Esma_ animations

YAAAY NEW VIDEO😀😆😆

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Tech& T
Tech& T

Nice Story #twtstatus

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Tatyana Shahaltough
Tatyana Shahaltough

How did she get pregnant???????????

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Ryan
Ryan

1:09 the tall kid pulling the plug was a nice touch

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Imanual Games
Imanual Games

What kind of mom kicked that girl out of the house because of pregnant for no reason

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Laura Leech
Laura Leech

Where’s the baby daddy

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Peter Steman
Peter Steman

Being a homeless teen mom never held me back either as I had a place to live and no kids.

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JJcupcake 507
JJcupcake 507

Well done for no.1 trending I’m a huge fan in subbed 😍😍😍

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Walterino
Walterino

sponsored by Covenant house

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moustoifa 10
moustoifa 10

😢😢😢

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No this is Patrick
No this is Patrick

It's good she's taking care of her child.

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Lillie.E.XD
Lillie.E.XD

1 ON TRENDING! WOO HOO!

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Megan Oliver
Megan Oliver

Awwwww shes such a good role model for woman never let anything hold you back! 💛💛💛

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kayle
kayle

💜Storybooth💜

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Nomuka Nyamaa
Nomuka Nyamaa

Oh....... how hard

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lzobella Lorigan
lzobella Lorigan

i love you and babby

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Aorex
Aorex

Who is here instead of doing homework? Like if you agree! Actually - To everyone who $ ubscribes to me, i'll do same back!

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random guy
random guy

#1 on trending!!

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M- Nice
M- Nice

There's always 2 sides of every story and the truth. I'm sure this girl even doesn't have much of a Memory of before 10 years old and has worked it to fit her ideal.

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Magnus Højgaard
Magnus Højgaard

So sweet 😊

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Mahnoor's Dream World
Mahnoor's Dream World

Aww its so emotional yet inspiring

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Kelahni Rosa
Kelahni Rosa

AHHHHHHHH TOO CUTEE

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Emma Sophie :p
Emma Sophie :p

Congrats on 1# trending!

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Sam1 Films
Sam1 Films

People say abortion is the only option....if she had gotten one she could have continued her relationship with her mom....but she didn't but didn't let the baby stop her

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Muqaddus Riaz
Muqaddus Riaz

Why do you get pregnant at so young age??

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neysa almira
neysa almira

this is an inspirational story for me

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thelover demon
thelover demon

i really want to hug you

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Leopoldo Tapia
Leopoldo Tapia

AGAIN? WTF DUDE

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MrTindervox
MrTindervox

Respect.

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Marr MLBB
Marr MLBB

Don't press read more you're gonna be angry at me... you were adopted.

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Karlia Herbig
Karlia Herbig

What a horrible mother that she had

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X XxCandyKitty_StudiosxX X

YAS!!!! *#1 on TRENDING!!!*

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Calista Warren
Calista Warren

Wow 15#-#1 in less than 24 hours

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Octuremp
Octuremp

This is obviously, pretty disgusting. This channel is making profit off of the misfortune of children. I don't think any of you have seen a story where one kid isn't suffering at one point. And ads are running too. And YouTube still decides to put them #1 on treding... for shame...

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Lorraine Anjelline
Lorraine Anjelline

Whooo congrats

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Melito T
Melito T

I find it increasingly difficult to feel bad for these types of women. I feel terrible for the bastard child, but these women lay with these temporary guys and bring a kid into an already messed up situation then expect sympathy. How about don't have kids until you can support them? But overall hope everything stays on the positive for her. We don't need anymore lazy people milking welfare from taxpayer dollars.

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lenny chu
lenny chu

Convenant house? I wonder if she met Tony from "I was homeless"

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UnLightDarkLight Gaming

I N S P I R A T I O N

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enri galvez

i love watching storybooth

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Sage Starling

This is the second time I saw someone go to covenant house

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Alice moon

Vietnamese please

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Shivnarin Rahul Rajaratnam
Shivnarin Rahul Rajaratnam

Where is ur husband

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James owen
James owen

Wait how was she pregnent without a hussband or even have,you no need to know is sexual

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tnt clasher

First one to reply is gau

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tnt clasher
tnt clasher

Wait..

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tnt clasher
tnt clasher

Gay*

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Sunshine Unicorn Plays!

You go girl!

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CakeMaster3849
CakeMaster3849

trending much?

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RoseBaby !
RoseBaby !

That’s awesome number one ☝️

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Ghab Tan
Ghab Tan

Bless that Guidance Councelor and that Girl who proudly raised her son.

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TheTehyaShow
TheTehyaShow

CONGRATS ON NUMBER ONE TRENDING!❤️🥳

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TypicalAndy
TypicalAndy

10th Trending In Germany!!!

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erminaki 13. love
erminaki 13. love

Tf?!?! What kind of mother does that?!?!

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Rabbi Netanyahu Purim-schitberg Cohenstein
Rabbi Netanyahu Purim-schitberg Cohenstein

Yes good goyim, don't worry about the statistics on children of single mothers being almost guaranteed to fail! Just have as many babies as you can to keep the state in power! The state is the real father after all.

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Hallking78
Hallking78

Stop glorifying this shit!

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Gg Ggy

Hallking78 suck my dick

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Vidushi Shukla
Vidushi Shukla

Such an inspiring true story! Hats off to the girl! 💜

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Золотая Молодежь

BECOME LIKE FOR VIDEO! AND SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL ANSWERING MUTUALLY !!!

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Drawing
Drawing

That is a warrior story we really proud that there is people like you

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PETRONELLA DIDALELWA
PETRONELLA DIDALELWA

I respect this woman hustle, I'm so proud of her. Wow!

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Th3RaiN RaiN

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Gg Ggy

Pewdiepie is racist

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Th3RaiN RaiN

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Molley Productions
Molley Productions

#1 on trending great job guys

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storybooth
storybooth

Thanks!!!

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DeadHead 12
DeadHead 12

1 like= more accomplished lives

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TXzombiekiller
TXzombiekiller

I’ll just be over here reminding everyone that Israel did the uss Liberty, holodomor & 911

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Slime Monster 379
Slime Monster 379

WHERE IS D FUCKING BF! HATE DAT GUY AND UR MOM! TSK TSK TSK I DONT LIKE UR MOM. IM SORRY BUT IM TELLING MY OPINION AND THOUGHTS! I WISH U GUD LUCK AND KEEP STRIVING FOR UR GOAL!

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Patricia #21
Patricia #21

OMG It's top 1 on trending Time: 8:50

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Lyirina YT
Lyirina YT

Aw!

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Diane Animates
Diane Animates

AWWWWW THAT'S SOOOO SWEEEEETTT AND CUTE BABI

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Radioactive Panda
Radioactive Panda

So...was it rape? A boyfriend? A one-night stand?

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Sam Hero
Sam Hero

What's his name

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Asian Drama
Asian Drama

A little awareness could avoid such hard work. 😐

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Erin The Demonhog
Erin The Demonhog

Her mother sounded like an awful person. My mom loves me very much & she told me that if I was to become pregnant, she said she'd help me get through it. I was scared if I told her, that, I'd be disowned & kicked outta my house & banned from ever coming back. But she & my dad said that I'm so important in my family & that they would never do that, & they would help me get through being pregnant & help me take care of my child.

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Petar arts and games
Petar arts and games

Wait didn't we have a video about covenant house

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Tottenham Fanclub
Tottenham Fanclub

Seriously wtf I’ve only read the title and I already hate her

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Amelia Clay
Amelia Clay

Anyone here at #1 trending?

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nellie madonna
nellie madonna

her mom is stupid

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Gg Ggy
Gg Ggy

nellie madonna suck my cockle doodle doo

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King of Noobiez
King of Noobiez

is she single foreev

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*insert funny name*
*insert funny name*

#1 on trending? woah.

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Aaron Gaming
Aaron Gaming

SHE PICKS UP HER SON AT 9 O'CLOCK WTF

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Gg Ggy
Gg Ggy

Aaron Gaming better than 10 o'clock

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s0me0Ne
s0me0Ne

the thing is dont be a bitch and use protection

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Gg Ggy
Gg Ggy

s0me0Ne 110% agree on that no ifs or buts

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Catinca Ioana
Catinca Ioana

Omg! That is so inspirational! This proves that you can get past an obstacle no matter how big it is! Never give up❤️💃🏼

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