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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Dan -Horsenwelles- Williams
Dan -Horsenwelles- Williams

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

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Dan -Horsenwelles- Williams
Dan -Horsenwelles- Williams

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

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Vicky Chan
Vicky Chan

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

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Amel!a1o3
Amel!a1o3

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♡

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Totally Random
Totally Random

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

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Dan -Horsenwelles- Williams
Dan -Horsenwelles- Williams

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

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Melanie The Piglet :3
Melanie The Piglet :3

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

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xXSpliiitsXx
xXSpliiitsXx

and I thought I was working hard...

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Rakasavvy
Rakasavvy

who's the dad ????

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gnome child
gnome child

#covenanthousesaveslifesandhelppeople

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Grace Abellana
Grace Abellana

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

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Dheeman iyo luul
Dheeman iyo luul

Aww :3

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Sassy Gaming
Sassy Gaming

This is so inspiring and sad

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Robin Swede
Robin Swede

r/thathappened

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Disco Shark
Disco Shark

CONGRATS ON TRENDING!!

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Bendyi the Demon
Bendyi the Demon

Wers the father

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Lillyy Arreola13
Lillyy Arreola13

Aw:(

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Luzy Land
Luzy Land

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 💵

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Dank People
Dank People

You're mom is a dick

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RomzyAF1 101
RomzyAF1 101

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

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Delighted Tofu
Delighted Tofu

Liberal propagandas

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tailtactics
tailtactics

story of a teen thot.. I'm inspired

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Alyssa Marie
Alyssa Marie

#1 TRENDING!!

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Xochitl Ramirez
Xochitl Ramirez

On top of trending

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papersmack
papersmack

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

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Jacksil Jackson
Jacksil Jackson

Yay

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Mia Bear
Mia Bear

What’s valedictorian

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Mabell Animates
Mabell Animates

This is such an inspiration OMG this is breath taking

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Subscribe To Me For No Reason
Subscribe To Me For No Reason

Who else thinks this was inspirational?

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1000 subscribers with no video ? ?
1000 subscribers with no video ? ?

theres nothing holding her back

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lil weaboo
lil weaboo

that wasn't really cash money of her

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Ginger Drizz
Ginger Drizz

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

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Jai Win
Jai Win

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

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Sugar Corn
Sugar Corn

Wait how are you pregnant

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Xeeana Trish Carlos
Xeeana Trish Carlos

Awwww its so cute

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Ramsés Moreno
Ramsés Moreno

Sucide rates up 100%

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NPC FORTCRAFT
NPC FORTCRAFT

Pitiful

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401Chris
401Chris

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

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wolfka chan
wolfka chan

Wow number one on trendy woah gal

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PJ Fire
PJ Fire

This was so inspiring. You go girl

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Superlumer 88
Superlumer 88

Hoe

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GalaxyDaHamgui 0912
GalaxyDaHamgui 0912

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

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Hessa Alshamsi
Hessa Alshamsi

WHO IS THE FATHER?!❤️

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RAKS Tv
RAKS Tv

Wow her mom was a di(k

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ice322
ice322

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Albert Jimenez
Albert Jimenez

Umm..... Where's is the kid dad?

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Narsheguard
Narsheguard

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.

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Besu Does Stuff
Besu Does Stuff

I've got baby fever right now....

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Gabriel
Gabriel

Ohhh number #1 on trending, you guys rule

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Sunni Cherri
Sunni Cherri

#1 trending

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Cloudy Times
Cloudy Times

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

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Purple Drawz
Purple Drawz

quick question. What's valedictorian?

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Shivaaa raii
Shivaaa raii

She didn’t miss her brothers ??

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Milo Vieira
Milo Vieira

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

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Hey You don’t need to know my real name
Hey You don’t need to know my real name

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

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ACE Family forever
ACE Family forever

I love this video 😍😫

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Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly

“Shocker for me.” 🙄

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dead_banditø
dead_banditø

why is this on trending

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Sherleen's Gaming
Sherleen's Gaming

whose the father?

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Oof daily
Oof daily

Oof Nice 👌

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DA CatZ
DA CatZ

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

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ericx2151
ericx2151

Fake!

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PH Ang
PH Ang

This is soooo sweet

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Vale_737 Cin
Vale_737 Cin

Did you see at 1:07 the brother unplugged it

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Lightning The Fox
Lightning The Fox

my first call is crunch

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Maurice Davis
Maurice Davis

Hate ppl leave dey kid at daycare all day SMH

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Tessa Compton
Tessa Compton

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

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Maurice Singleton
Maurice Singleton

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.

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Alina John
Alina John

😍💖🌸

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Conniez Skits
Conniez Skits

Convent house was also mentioned in I was homeless:D

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Mr Marshfellow
Mr Marshfellow

This inspired the poop out of me

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2 min vines oasi
2 min vines oasi

0:58 how the heck

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{ Carla The Wolf OwO }
{ Carla The Wolf OwO }

Yeet this is trending uwu

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King Puddin
King Puddin

I love this

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JUSTKHARL TM
JUSTKHARL TM

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

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quinonesgamer 13
quinonesgamer 13

Man I have it bad me:

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Bartsuns
Bartsuns

that's good =]

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Sadie LLJ
Sadie LLJ

#1 on trending 🔥

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Krabby patty
Krabby patty

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

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RhameGraphy How To:
RhameGraphy How To:

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

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Dmofighter Batman
Dmofighter Batman

Sad story wow I'm already Tracer

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BFF Films
BFF Films

CONGRATS ON BEING #1 ON TRENDING! 💗💗💗

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Dywuwygs Eyegdgsgs
Dywuwygs Eyegdgsgs

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Diamond Nova
Diamond Nova

1 on trending

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Camila Lopez
Camila Lopez

Number one on trending

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Ma Htwe Ma Htwe
Ma Htwe Ma Htwe

stupid mom 😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😡😡😡😡😡

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Baby Greninja
Baby Greninja

wait whos da dad

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Abang Adik
Abang Adik

how did she get pregnant

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Soup Or Man
Soup Or Man

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

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jon g
jon g

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

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Cool Guy
Cool Guy

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

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Ehsan Asalati
Ehsan Asalati

You're mom is a motherfucker

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Canis lupz Cuhz
Canis lupz Cuhz

This one is my favorite video

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LIL WHITE BOI
LIL WHITE BOI

What kind of idiot dislikes this video?

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Runninhobo
Runninhobo

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 YouTube 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.

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TallyLad
TallyLad

whore

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Cool Maddox
Cool Maddox

Fuck you

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lutfi dandy
lutfi dandy

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

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Leah Cervantes
Leah Cervantes

Who’s the dad?

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Crystal Shognyan
Crystal Shognyan

Where do babys come from

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EMIRz
EMIRz

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

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