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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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20 Nov 2018

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SlewedBoot25934
SlewedBoot25934 2 horas atrás
If you think thats hard i had to fight 2 angry shopkeepers at once with no items and 1 health left in spelunky
bernus PL
bernus PL 2 horas atrás
who gives a shit
Ali Hj Najib
Ali Hj Najib 2 horas atrás
Such a mean mom but dont worry you will always be ok there are always the people who like you like your friends
Silver Dolphin
Silver Dolphin 2 horas atrás
What a brave,mom,studenst
BLUE HORNET
BLUE HORNET 2 horas atrás
7
Shohan Tutorial
Shohan Tutorial 2 horas atrás
Who's the father? U should have sued him for child support.Everyone should deal with their consequences
Nick linaras
Nick linaras 2 horas atrás
At least he managed to control her problems but what's wrong with her mother ok maybe she has economic problems or she doesn't live anymore with his husband who knows really good story
Janeth Echenique
Janeth Echenique 2 horas atrás
Hola buenos días deceo ver todos los canales
Urban Classics
Urban Classics 2 horas atrás
Let a black man grow up in a harsh environment raise by a single mother and make a couple of mistakes and show some resilience...nobody congratulates him..he will have more opposition against him from everybody including his own...theres no shelter to house you...theres no guidance counselors ...theres noboby...its you against the world...sometime u pass the test but oftentimes you dont. But the fact of the matter if you do pass the test it is through your own will power not with the help of someone else.
Diys Y
Diys Y 2 horas atrás
Wow great story glad this is trending and I saw it inspirational
hizkia handoyo
hizkia handoyo 2 horas atrás
how old is your son now?
Unicorngirl 25
Unicorngirl 25 2 horas atrás
This is such a beautiful story!!!!!!!
☠
2 horas atrás
Cool story, bro.
Dmofighter Batman
Dmofighter Batman 2 horas atrás
Weird flex but ok
Athulya Twily
Athulya Twily 2 horas atrás
THAT BABY IS JESUS!
Justin Washburn
Justin Washburn 2 horas atrás
*Bruh its simple just stop being homeless people these days are so dumb and ignorant*
Xavier Smith
Xavier Smith 2 horas atrás
brvid.net/video/video-OzDfyx-6TzU.html ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
BTS TRASH JUNGKOOK
BTS TRASH JUNGKOOK 2 horas atrás
who's the father?
Lakers Dynasty
Lakers Dynasty 2 horas atrás
Queens come in all sizes and shapes. Good job!
BTS. Longsleeves
BTS. Longsleeves 2 horas atrás
#1 trending! Congrats!
Lock Da House
Lock Da House 2 horas atrás
Or....... don't have sex at 16, use protection, use birth control. Just don't be an all-round dumbass.
ENAAF FATHI
ENAAF FATHI 2 horas atrás
omg it 1st trend in my country congrats
Abhinav Mishra
Abhinav Mishra 2 horas atrás
Subscribe to PewDiePie bois
Death Aholics
Death Aholics 2 horas atrás
Where was your dad?
Gloria Bullock so back the f*ck off
If you see a dislike its me. Come to me and I'll let you know why. I'm here to cause trouble.
Justin N.
Justin N. 2 horas atrás
oh youtube propaganda
Middle east Musics
Middle east Musics 2 horas atrás
*Keep it up sis*
Oli Ubjjued
Oli Ubjjued 2 horas atrás
Everyone already got everything but never became valediktorian
Middle east Musics
Middle east Musics 2 horas atrás
You are a patient Girl/mother/woman 👍
PITTSBURGH GIRL lisa ROXXI sandoval
🙏 *GOD BLESS THE YOUTH OF TODAY!* 🙏
DRAX NEWS
DRAX NEWS 2 horas atrás
Nice,Watch More Video In this Links : brvid.net/video/video-YU-ubo2nhkQ.html
Blossoming Flower
Blossoming Flower 2 horas atrás
Dis video is rlly inspiring. I hope u and ur son had a great day!
Gloria Bullock so back the f*ck off
That's a toxic parent. I know cause I had one. And she wasn't even my mom. I was adopted. You shouldn't have gotten your hopes up with your mom. Toxic parents always disappoint. She was never there for you when you needed her. SMH
Toy Messigine
Toy Messigine 2 horas atrás
Great video!!!!!
Blue Ape
Blue Ape 2 horas atrás
would be cool if u guys actually put effort into the animation it looks like a comic strip added a few more frames thats it simple stories with bad animations why.
Fluffy Cloak AJ
Fluffy Cloak AJ 2 horas atrás
How did she get pregnant? Who's the father?
Savage Channel
Savage Channel 2 horas atrás
Who is the dad?🤔
MsTrish627
MsTrish627 2 horas atrás
What a wonderful encouraging story! May God through Jesus continue to Bless and Strengthen YOU!
Buksiblings Fun
Buksiblings Fun 2 horas atrás
oH MY GOSH
Dabbing Bunny
Dabbing Bunny 2 horas atrás
Omg 1 on trending
filip58211
filip58211 2 horas atrás
This is why humanity is cursed.
Alexthemalex
Alexthemalex 2 horas atrás
Alex was here
Peach Chan
Peach Chan 2 horas atrás
i wake up at 6:30 am . lucky me
IlTech lI
IlTech lI 3 horas atrás
Who's your daddy?
YOU TUBE - YOU ASK WHY, I SAY WHY NOT
*Being homeless is awful. I have been homeless as a teen. I stayed at Convenant House in Times Square in New York in the early 1980s. However, yesrs later, I graduated from college, best friends with a famous person, who unfortunately died young. My BRvid channel is a tribute to him. I can relate to this young woman story, very inspirational. Never give up, why make the critics happy?*
Natsu Ryu
Natsu Ryu 3 horas atrás
#1 on trending in Maldives~
Kiệt Huỳnh
Kiệt Huỳnh 3 horas atrás
How did you pregnant ? Anh who is your husband ?
suciy mia dicky
suciy mia dicky 3 horas atrás
Are we gonna ignore the fact that there’s not a father? Did she go to a Sperm bank or some shit?🥴
McClony
McClony 3 horas atrás
Moral of the story... Always use protection!
señor hēirén
señor hēirén 3 horas atrás
Moral of the story, use protection...
Jeffruz :D
Jeffruz :D 3 horas atrás
why #1 trending?
Ersatz
Ersatz 2 horas atrás
BRvid Propaganda as always.
Twoofer Derper
Twoofer Derper 3 horas atrás
Why is this trending? I want to know about the difference between 1 buck doughnut to 1000 dollar doughnut.
D the Gamer
D the Gamer 3 horas atrás
TEen mom...
John Smith
John Smith 3 horas atrás
Pewdiepie is winning the race but for how much longer I need your help so plz subscribe and to him. Your help is valued
Tyler_ Gacha
Tyler_ Gacha 3 horas atrás
*How Did she get Pregnant though? ._.*
IZA_KEIV WP
IZA_KEIV WP 3 horas atrás
So inspiring to do my best
Vampire Queen AQ3D player
I cried. Gosh..girl,you are so strong. Don't know who r u, but I respect you.
SmartPhone 360
SmartPhone 360 3 horas atrás
nice story
M Shannon
M Shannon 3 horas atrás
Her mom is a dick.
Emma Hughes
Emma Hughes 3 horas atrás
what’s valedictorian? I don’t live in America lol
AWsaL
AWsaL 3 horas atrás
Best chanell ever😁
Alexa Flores
Alexa Flores 3 horas atrás
Number 1 on trending
Imtoo Thiccyeet
Imtoo Thiccyeet 3 horas atrás
Cardi B?
Fuck You
Fuck You 3 horas atrás
fuck you
Do Kyungsoo
Do Kyungsoo 3 horas atrás
Who's the father of your child?
G K
G K 3 horas atrás
I'm here balling my eyes out. This is so inspiring. You overcame all your difficulties with determination and hardwork. You completed your education and was there for your child. I wish you the best for future endeavors. 💕 And thank you to everyone who helped and supported her during difficult times. :)
EN7171
EN7171 3 horas atrás
I literally take a boat to school... Everyday!
SHYLA HANNAH
SHYLA HANNAH 3 horas atrás
Stay strong for yourself and your baby❤️
Layla Aljanaby
Layla Aljanaby 3 horas atrás
How did you get pregrrmant ?
Amuro Ray
Amuro Ray 3 horas atrás
The mother is obviously a life long thot up to no good.
Jaden Segovia
Jaden Segovia 3 horas atrás
Omg he totally jumped off the cliff 3:26
Koryana Charie A Kory Char Fangirl
Wtf Is Wrong With Her Motha Fukin Mom? Btw.... #1_on_trending ....
purple diamond
purple diamond 3 horas atrás
that was beautiful!!😢
purple diamond
purple diamond 3 horas atrás
that was beautiful!!😢
react withme
react withme 3 horas atrás
You a real queen all that and still kept your shi.
ZhaiZhai Gacha o3o
ZhaiZhai Gacha o3o 3 horas atrás
Me has a tear *im nut cri*
Kodjo Swole
Kodjo Swole 3 horas atrás
How is this story inspiring and trending??? This is a garbage story. You don't deserve an award for being so stupid, to have a child at a very young when you're nowhere ready. That doesn't make you a "strong" woman. And where the fuck is her father, and the father of the baby??? This is the normality they're always trying to preach, especially to the black community. Teens pregnant is a call cancer to society, but the black community makes so normal. 🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦
Yasir Zulkarnain
Yasir Zulkarnain 3 horas atrás
1:03 the baby died beacuse the kid on the last the orange clothes he unplug the alive thingi
Naja Allen
Naja Allen 3 horas atrás
1. Your story is so inspirational I hope you continue to succeed in life 2. ALSO EVERYONE PLEASE GO TO PEWDIEPIES CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE TO HIM T SERIES IS ABOUT TO BEAT HIM IN HIS NUMBER 1 SPOT ON BRvid
onlyalegacy legend
onlyalegacy legend 3 horas atrás
stfu lol
Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar 3 horas atrás
This channel uploades videos rarely
minty lemonade
minty lemonade 3 horas atrás
Whos the husband?
菅野ラニー
菅野ラニー 3 horas atrás
Wow your so lucky but Why did your Mom do that To You anyways your so blessed
Ennard/Brent gamer #777
Aww... That's nice...
NCT In Da House
NCT In Da House 3 horas atrás
Kids remember this, If you wanna do it use protection. Or maybe... DON’T DO IT AT ALL!
MetALLoid Lyrics
MetALLoid Lyrics 3 horas atrás
Wow #1 trending here in Bangladesh
Gryffinclaw Glee Girlish
ARE YOU HAPPY THAT UR TRENDING!? I am! This story was so aad but inspiring!
mellodi deer
mellodi deer 3 horas atrás
My name is dominica
Nintendo Fan 118
Nintendo Fan 118 3 horas atrás
You Go Girl now this is what I call inspiration
Chief Doggo
Chief Doggo 3 horas atrás
*This is really inspiring*
T J
T J 3 horas atrás
Did u get raped
mariannevillamor calixto
your story is sooo long
Ami Braganza
Ami Braganza 3 horas atrás
This was really emotional. These are the videos that should be trending
Francesca Tripodi
Francesca Tripodi 3 horas atrás
mom:watch the kids im going out Me:why do u have to go out every night? Mom:dont answer back at me Me:OK THEN FUCKING WATCH YOUR OWN KIDS U LAZY ASS
Aventures with Amysamy
Aventures with Amysamy 3 horas atrás
who was the f..father?!?! HOW DID THE BABY GOT BORN!?!?! TOOO MUCH QUESTIONS THAT WILL NEVER BE ANSWERD
Cressida J
Cressida J 3 horas atrás
HER MOM HATES HER So SAD😥😓
allaniss
allaniss 3 horas atrás
This was beautiful.
Gacнa_цseя сolleеи
How is this possible she had no boyfriend and got pregnant...
Adrian Briones
Adrian Briones 3 horas atrás
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