She only has a 2% chance…

It was April of 2013 when Deidre found out she was pregnant. Being around drugs, running away from home and spending time in juvenile detention was not the best way to start her high school experience. Even though she was only 15 years old, it was as if she had already lived an entire lifetime.

Deidre knew what it was like to always feel a step behind. She didn’t want her child to experience the disadvantages that she knows comes with being raised by a young single mother. So, with the help of her own mother and extended family, Deidre refused to drop out of high school while raising her daughter. She changed her circle of friends and continued her education. By the time of graduation she had transformed her GPA from a 1.2 to a 3.6.
But a high school education is often not enough to provide for a family. So, she applied to College and is currently a junior studying to be a pediatric nurse. When times get tough Deidre closes her eyes, pictures her daughter’s face and thinks about how close she is to fulling the promise she made to herself…

Deidre and her daughter Sky:

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