Being a Homeless Teen Mom Didn't Hold Me Back

Publicado em 20 Nov 2018
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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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Comentários

  • THINK ABOUT THE STRUGGLES THIS KID IS GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH GROWING UP

  • YOU FUCKED SOMEONE WHEN YOU WERE 10 WTF IS WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN

  • YOUR MOM WAS SO MEAN! I WISH I COULD SLAP HER

  • Honestly it was a mistake of her to get pregnant during teen years in the first place but I will tell you that this child was never a mistake. I wish for both of them to live happy lives♡

  • Here's my cash app, $Arsenist, the 10th person to send me $1 is getting $5

  • WHY DID YOU HAVE A KID? DID YOU THINK FUCKING RAW WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA?

  • this is #1 on trending ._. *dats awsome*

  • and I thought I was working hard...

  • who's the dad ????

  • #covenanthousesaveslifesandhelppeople

  • I realy love your story is so inspirational, but one question how did you got pregnant?

  • Aww :3

  • This is so inspiring and sad

  • r/thathappened

  • CONGRATS ON TRENDING!!

  • Wers the father

  • Aw:(

  • Every like I’ll add a Money sign how ever much likes there are is how much Money She gets except each like is worth $10 💵

  • You're mom is a dick

  • How does she get pregnant?? Or she doesn't want to tell??

  • Liberal propagandas

  • story of a teen thot.. I'm inspired

  • #1 TRENDING!!

  • On top of trending

  • lets remember being a parent is a choice. children don't fall from the sky. Being a teen parent is a choice!

  • Yay

  • What’s valedictorian

  • This is such an inspiration OMG this is breath taking

  • Who else thinks this was inspirational?

  • theres nothing holding her back

  • that wasn't really cash money of her

  • Its battle between “Storybooth” vs “Actually Happened” which channel has the more depressing stories? Who was the better quality? #storyboothalways

  • If you’re reading this subscribe… or your mom is going to die

  • Wait how are you pregnant

  • Awwww its so cute

  • Sucide rates up 100%

  • Pitiful

  • With perseverance and dedication you can get anywhere, mad props out to her for staying strong

  • Wow number one on trendy woah gal

  • This was so inspiring. You go girl

  • Hoe

  • Even though she did something wrong, she is still so brave, strong and most importantly, not afraid.

  • WHO IS THE FATHER?!❤️

  • Wow her mom was a di(k

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  • Umm..... Where's is the kid dad?

  • If pregnancy comes as a surprise, you're doing it wrong. Nothing inspiring about doing what is expected of you while carrying the baggage you placed upon yourself.

  • I've got baby fever right now....

  • Ohhh number #1 on trending, you guys rule

  • #1 trending

  • I bet she raised a wonderful son because she is just such a wonderful and amazing person

  • quick question. What's valedictorian?

  • She didn’t miss her brothers ??

  • Holy cow congrats #1 on trending!!!!!!!

  • November 20 Tuesday 10:55 and it is #1 in trending

  • I love this video 😍😫

  • “Shocker for me.” 🙄

  • why is this on trending

  • whose the father?

  • Oof Nice 👌

  • WAIT DID YOU GET A BABY? I HOPE YOU DID WITH YOUR BOYFRIEND AND NOT YOUR EX?

  • Fake!

  • This is soooo sweet

  • Did you see at 1:07 the brother unplugged it

  • my first call is crunch

  • Hate ppl leave dey kid at daycare all day SMH

  • That’s what happens when you have unprotected sex🤷🏼‍♀️

  • This video should be called how single teen moms received all the help in the world so they can succeeded. Single teen moms get Welfare, shelters, food-stamps and all other benefits. This video should be call how tax’s payers help me out while making poor decisions. While a homeless teenage Boys have no help, no benefits, welfare, food Stamps , maybe a men’s shelter with a bunch of crazy’s people who might rape and beat him or the boy might end up in prison or taking advantage of. But hey, it’s always good to promote single teen motherhood that’s the goal in life. Have baby’s the system will look out for you. Now, as you can see the daughter is following her mother’s footsteps.

  • 😍💖🌸

  • Convent house was also mentioned in I was homeless:D

  • This inspired the poop out of me

  • 0:58 how the heck

  • Yeet this is trending uwu

  • I love this

  • I dont get it why in the philippines its 1# trending also cool vid and cool story

  • Man I have it bad me:

  • that's good =]

  • #1 on trending 🔥

  • That is insane, so much work put in, and a lot of us barely have anything and still don't do good in school...

  • Who was the Father? And how did she get pregnant?

  • Sad story wow I'm already Tracer

  • CONGRATS ON BEING #1 ON TRENDING! 💗💗💗

  • AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1 on trending

  • Number one on trending

  • stupid mom 😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😡😡😡😡😡

  • wait whos da dad

  • how did she get pregnant

  • No toxic comments? That’s.... surprisingly good...

  • And that's why capitalism works. You don't owe the lazy people anything. You started from "nothing." SO IF YOU COULD DO IT SO CAN ANYONE ELSE

  • Bruh first of all how s did u get the pregnant?

  • You're mom is a motherfucker

  • This one is my favorite video

  • What kind of idiot dislikes this video?

  • Wow, I’m very cultured for having watched this short animation. I am now a better person and shall now make better decisions, with perspective in mind when making them. As I sip my IPA and twirl my very stylish mustache, I can’t help but admire as to how correct BR-tv is for having this video featured as Number 1 on Trending. I will now soak my man bun in Single Origin espresso in order to become one with open minded culture. The bun is the doorknob to being woke. And woke I am.

  • whore

  • my question... who is father of that child??? your grandpa??

  • Who’s the dad?

  • Where do babys come from

  • Im a spoiled brat when i was 11...But when im 12 im........ Still a spoiled brat