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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Noah Tran
Noah Tran

1. I hate people whotalk about random things 2. I hate people who mispel things 3. i hate ppl hoo dont use grammer 4.i hate people who make like if you agree comments 5.I hate people who make lists Like if u agree

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Prudence Martinez
Prudence Martinez

Please stay so brave and awesome. To many people just give up, but you kept going and that is awesome!

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CeLiNa NgUyEn
CeLiNa NgUyEn

Oof this inspired me to actually work harder in school

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Everything Everything
Everything Everything

This was an amazing and independent story. Go Girl

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TL M
TL M

I Love your story. You inspire this 37 year old woman right here! YOU ARE A DIAMOND. Polished with determination, drive, and strength. Thank you so much for sharing ❤

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Tabby Scarlet
Tabby Scarlet

why is this #1 on trending..honestly.

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Keisha sawyer
Keisha sawyer

I know this is unusual but I need help so it’s nothing wrong with asking. I was just recently laid off and holidays are approaching soon and I need a little help to make sure my kids have a great Christmas. If anyone is able to give from there heart I would greatly appreciate it. This is my cash ap $kbshay30

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IronBeast224
IronBeast224

Wow #1 on trending

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Kate Lin
Kate Lin

Awww 🥺😻😻🥰

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*SUBSCRIBE TO PEWDIEPIE* *SUBSCRIBE TO PEWDIEPIE*
*SUBSCRIBE TO PEWDIEPIE* *SUBSCRIBE TO PEWDIEPIE*

Lol I I had a daughter that was pregnant at 16 I would beat your ass then send out the House forever and block her off everything then forget that she existed and call it a *Failed* *Experiment* .

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ClairePegasusCat :D
ClairePegasusCat :D

*WHAT A TERRIBLE MOTHER*

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Spectro 747
Spectro 747

Weirdly specific title

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Adeen flames
Adeen flames

Isn't covenant house the same place as the "I was homeless video"?

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idk still don't know
idk still don't know

Awww so sweet

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Jeffery Zoom-Zoom
Jeffery Zoom-Zoom

Fake af

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waffle wafffles
waffle wafffles

NUMBER 1 ON TRENDING

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CARLETHOS HARRIS
CARLETHOS HARRIS

"WHO IS MY MOM? CHRISTINE HARRIS" THE INVESTIGATIVE WEBSERIES DOCUMENTARY ON YOUTUBE. PLEASE WATCH. THANK YOU. https://youtu.be/I4YaPobzgew

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Serafim GD
Serafim GD

Wow! She is so wonderful!

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Alexandra Fraiser
Alexandra Fraiser

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The Gabby Channel
The Gabby Channel

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Friends of Roblox
Friends of Roblox

cute baby :D

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Hamda 55
Hamda 55

https://youtu.be/E8Fc26SKZaw

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Kiara Hicks
Kiara Hicks

Were here for u girl 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😇😇😇😇😇😇💙💙💙💙💙

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Yvonne Tallabas
Yvonne Tallabas

That's where Tony went !

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Tea
Tea

#1 On Trending !!

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Aɴᴅ Sᴘʀɪᴛᴇ
Aɴᴅ Sᴘʀɪᴛᴇ

She’s so strong omg 😽😩

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Rakesh Khedia
Rakesh Khedia

#1 Trending

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고등 지능 ODINS trash
고등 지능 ODINS trash

Play stupid win stupid prizes niggas You get pregnant just know, that’s your prize. None of my goddamn tax money going towards you.

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Xxshadowrap tubexX
Xxshadowrap tubexX

Congrats!!!

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PieBear
PieBear

If only girls at my school were like you and thots.

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V.P.Y Vids
V.P.Y Vids

1 trending

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Kirââ H
Kirââ H

It’s number 1 on trending

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mark ski
mark ski

OMG that was so Beautifull

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chiraggupta kedkong
chiraggupta kedkong

wow such a strong and independent wow im so amazed and so inspired youre such a big inspiration mind blowing story god bless you so much

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zarina jalilova
zarina jalilova

This happens a lot but she’s ............. I don’t know how but still

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Johnny Nigga
Johnny Nigga

Don’t have unprotected sex kids

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Thin Vuong
Thin Vuong

i don't think you should have kid so early in life but you were actually handling it very well so i guess it's fine. however, please don't have children unless you're actually ready.

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Abdulaziz Rex
Abdulaziz Rex

There’s a lot of details missing!

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Bruce Schultz
Bruce Schultz

Congrats on #1 on trending

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kor'vre
kor'vre

and now you prob have depression

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Lemonade Clorox Bleach
Lemonade Clorox Bleach

Thus a Legend was born (the baby)

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mama catto
mama catto

*B-but who's the father?*

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abby amare
abby amare

awwwwwwwwwww

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sam
sam

how tf you valedictorian when you have like 30 mins to do your homework? what high school you go to? kindergarten?!

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Karl
Karl

sounds like you shouldve gotten an abortion

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Allison Clemons
Allison Clemons

To the 500 + people who disliked this why

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Lil Pup
Lil Pup

This story was really inspiring and sweet. Also, right now you are #1 on trending! That's amazing!

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i tripped on a rock 4 times 2day
i tripped on a rock 4 times 2day

how did she get pregnant

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DirtyBirdSpecial
DirtyBirdSpecial

Danm

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Samurai Red
Samurai Red

...

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Ceaser Cartel
Ceaser Cartel

It was a SURPRISE that she got pregnant? Lmao

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neon kid21
neon kid21

Where’s the father?

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Angeline Peter
Angeline Peter

Is me or anyone else her voice sounds Cardi B?

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Kayla Christian
Kayla Christian

I'm speechless. bless her 🙏❤

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Bi18yaoi
Bi18yaoi

What happen to her dad?

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eddy sanchez
eddy sanchez

u didnt mention the dad onless u got urself pregnant

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Makaria Verne
Makaria Verne

🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://link.dosh.cash/MAKARIF1

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asia johnson
asia johnson

it is really true hard work does really pay off😁😁

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[ATOMIC] Creeper788
[ATOMIC] Creeper788

School doesn’t matter anyways I mean what exactly are we learning in math

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Breamon Daniel
Breamon Daniel

Wow I actually needed this, I was having a litteral terrible day.

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Tintin. H.
Tintin. H.

Yasss StoryBooth #1 on trending in the U.S!!!! 👏👏❤❤❤

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Sxdaudio_5
Sxdaudio_5

#1 ON TRENDING!! CONGRATS STORYBOOTH ❤👍🏽

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Stephanie Gutierrez
Stephanie Gutierrez

Wow I'm so shocked I'm so proud of this girl that she went through everything and still accomplish everything 🙏🙏👧💪💜👏👏

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Dominant Persona
Dominant Persona

TL:DR... Dont be a teen mom

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Isabella ild
Isabella ild

My dads from the damatican republic!!O:

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Brock Woolgar
Brock Woolgar

You are so strong

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Twisted Vargas
Twisted Vargas

1 ON TRENDING!!!!

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Crazy Awesome Gaming
Crazy Awesome Gaming

https://www.gofundme.com/2018-grand-cherokee-limited-4x4

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Thanu Bieber
Thanu Bieber

You are damn strong girl.salute u..If this happens to me most probably my mom would disown me n I would be crying all day

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Diy_Guy
Diy_Guy

Thank you for not blaming race on this

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Clay Clay
Clay Clay

IM DOMINICAN TOO

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Donut_ YT
Donut_ YT

Wow 1st on trending

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Lamas_and Ravioli
Lamas_and Ravioli

Congrats storybooth for #1 trending

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a random person
a random person

Hey guys! Its almost Thanksgiving! And i just wanted to remind you to be thankful for what you have and be glad your not homeless! Because there are other people out there who are homeless and need help or food. So be thankful for what you got!😁

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Sarmi Roy
Sarmi Roy

I don't know you will watch this comment or not..... But you can be a true inspiration to all others. Its sad you had to go through all this in so early of your age. But you single handedly managed all difficulties in your life, girl....

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Mary Reheart
Mary Reheart

Wow #1 on trending congrats on the girl who told this story. ❤️

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X treme
X treme

Hello, if I subscribe to you, will you subscribe back

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XxbabbaylittelXx 10
XxbabbaylittelXx 10

Congrats u got 1 on trending love you

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YONGGI'S FACEU
YONGGI'S FACEU

HOLY MOLY #1 ON TRENDING *SHOOKT*

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Young Tee
Young Tee

Wheres your man?

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HANNANI NAOMI BINTI HILMY -
HANNANI NAOMI BINTI HILMY -

That is why marrage is very important

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madison_dm
madison_dm

Just asking...........who's the baby daddy 😅❤️

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lilrichgrl94
lilrichgrl94

Such a nice story. I’m sorry your mom was a horrible person.

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Brehon Mills
Brehon Mills

Inner Strength is a gift from God..

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Anime is Real
Anime is Real

THESE ARE ALWAYS DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA SO ANNOYING!!!! FOR ONCE ITS NOT DRAMA

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SpideyJunnie DC
SpideyJunnie DC

wow thats tuff i feel bad 1 like = hope to her 😥😥😥❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Fabian Galvez Batres
Fabian Galvez Batres

Very inspirational!

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TheAsh
TheAsh

#1 on trending totally deserved it

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Hackerdude 101
Hackerdude 101

IT'S #1 ON TRENDING! CONGRATS STORYBOOTH

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flow wolf
flow wolf

Lol

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Adnan A
Adnan A

Wow, impressive resilience and work ethic 💪

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Ariyan's New ToysReview
Ariyan's New ToysReview

*i LIke it very **much.love** this animaton*

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Amethyst Legend
Amethyst Legend

😭😭😭😭😭 i am so sorry for you im glad it got better for you

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COOL GUY KING OF AWESOMENESS
COOL GUY KING OF AWESOMENESS

why is this number one on trending, moving story and all, but this is an add for convanent

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Robert Stubbert
Robert Stubbert

You’re an inspiration to everyone

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Battle Bonders0990
Battle Bonders0990

Published today Got #1 trending... _today_

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Asshead _100
Asshead _100

#1

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Rafael Cordoba236
Rafael Cordoba236

what a shitty mom she doesnt care for her education at all

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Original- LPointLeah
Original- LPointLeah

Very inspiring ❤

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Hamzah Alssoudi
Hamzah Alssoudi

So sad 😞

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X. Madyplayzz .X
X. Madyplayzz .X

#1 on trending in the USA!!!

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