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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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ITsMeOCtObeRThEMs P3A
That must of been hard but she did succeed and become a good mum
Jenny’s World
Jenny’s World Hora atrás
this warmed my heart
Drago
Drago Hora atrás
This kinda reminds me of this Story about The 16 Year Old who got pregnant and The Kid Who was Homeless
Cole Brembs
Cole Brembs Hora atrás
This is none of our business, but that doesn't mean we can't judge. This is a public platform.
That awkward kid Delay
This was so sweet
Emily Mccawley
Emily Mccawley Hora atrás
Good job on #1 on trending!
amin4901 1
amin4901 1 Hora atrás
2nd on trending in the uk
fortnite gamer
fortnite gamer Hora atrás
Bruh I would freak out if that happened
ItzJuju•Playz
ItzJuju•Playz Hora atrás
#1 Trending?! Congrats story booth
Ayaan Essop
Ayaan Essop Hora atrás
Whose the father
jose mlg gamer
jose mlg gamer Hora atrás
i live in dominican republic
Celeste werewolf
Celeste werewolf Hora atrás
Who is the father of the baby?
Noura Hage Ali
Noura Hage Ali Hora atrás
Your stories are inspiring ❤😥
Erin MacKenzie
Erin MacKenzie Hora atrás
This is sad though
Sherwin Luxury VEVO
Dam sad story im happy you okay now
Erin MacKenzie
Erin MacKenzie Hora atrás
😰
꧁Joe꧂
꧁Joe꧂ Hora atrás
U were stoopid to have a kid .-.
Imran
Imran Hora atrás
Wow, she didn't just succeed she was top of her class. Wow, that is impressive.
Lesly Quintana
Lesly Quintana Hora atrás
Congrats on #1 on Trending
Erin MacKenzie
Erin MacKenzie Hora atrás
Wait how did you get pregnant
FRESA CHANNEL
FRESA CHANNEL Hora atrás
I am follower of this channel and I want that some body helpme to win more people
Chris Atherton
Chris Atherton Hora atrás
Thank you for telling your story, this is really good.
Lil Petunia
Lil Petunia Hora atrás
Yeeb
Craft Girl 2
Craft Girl 2 Hora atrás
Respect for her
d Aladesemipe
d Aladesemipe Hora atrás
I hope you’re able to surpass any other milestones you face in your life!! God be with you!
Channel Closed
Channel Closed Hora atrás
*1 on trending*
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Го взаимно
FusionSeal X
FusionSeal X Hora atrás
Wow.... Harsh parents....
GalaxyCat 2018
GalaxyCat 2018 Hora atrás
Oh no
Emily Valdez
Emily Valdez Hora atrás
I’m not crying you are 😭❤️
Fun Forever
Fun Forever Hora atrás
1.4m views in 22 hours??? WHaT?! U make good videos!!!
Albert Lozada
Albert Lozada Hora atrás
Just liking my own comment because no one else will.
Christian Bargeon
Christian Bargeon Hora atrás
She should confront her mother and let her know how horrible she is
Bead On YT
Bead On YT Hora atrás
coventry house is in another story booth video
Burak Demirci
Burak Demirci Hora atrás
Neden boyle birsey trendlerde?
zealox
zealox Hora atrás
If someone is a homeless kid, how will they watch the video?
King Finesse
King Finesse Hora atrás
Realized you got pregnant...wha
Anya Аня
Anya Аня Hora atrás
OMG your mother is such a bitch. I can't believe she did this to her child
JessicaIsWeird
JessicaIsWeird Hora atrás
#2 on trending *claps*
hey dad
hey dad Hora atrás
This Is very sad but a very inspiring story as well.. this video taught me no matter how hard life is for you never give up ever aim high and you can achieve anything and also not to be a slut and a whore like her
Rhonda Brooks
Rhonda Brooks Hora atrás
This my ante account but I go through the same thing I'm ten right now and my mom always force me to watch my brother and sister hopefully I grow up and have a different story and go to college and get married and have a child but for now on I have worry what I'm going to do with my life right now and be care full what I do
Karina Alvarado
Karina Alvarado Hora atrás
OMG this video is #1 on trending!!!!
Christian Bargeon
Christian Bargeon Hora atrás
Her mom is terrible
Alison Redfox #AgentRowdy
Who else came here because it was trending?
Reed Yarbrough
Reed Yarbrough Hora atrás
That’s what happens when you’re a thot.
Nayeli Camilo
Nayeli Camilo Hora atrás
I am from DR
Phoebe chai
Phoebe chai Hora atrás
Sad
d Aladesemipe
d Aladesemipe Hora atrás
#No. 1 on trending in Canada!
the flash
the flash Hora atrás
Cute😊
Flying V
Flying V Hora atrás
Listen I have nothing against a video like this, but why is it on trending?
Priscilla Acosta Antigua
I am from Dominican republic😆😅👍👌
ThatsHotTv☑
ThatsHotTv☑ Hora atrás
Your mom was wrong for that 😳
Chef Boyardee
Chef Boyardee Hora atrás
That was really touching
makayla miller
makayla miller Hora atrás
That’s actually so sad. You’re gonna kick your daughter out because she’s pregnant wow wtf is wrong with this world and lady?
Howard Hoang
Howard Hoang Hora atrás
This a truly moving story teaching us to strive regardless of the problems along the way
Carol Flores
Carol Flores Hora atrás
This was so beutifull😭😭😭💕
GalaxyGamerTuber
GalaxyGamerTuber Hora atrás
Best stirytime after ppl say in racist but im not
Grenade 1692
Grenade 1692 Hora atrás
HOW IS THIS #1 trending cool
patrickshiu
patrickshiu Hora atrás
That’s amazing.
Caroline Lee
Caroline Lee Hora atrás
This is 1 on trending!! Congrats storybooth!
Emily Chen
Emily Chen Hora atrás
Ayyyyy #1 Trending! Honestly, this vid needed to go viral. Zoila deserves this.
TheKagawaLife
TheKagawaLife Hora atrás
Her baby boy must be so cute in real life!!!
Ryan Phillip
Ryan Phillip Hora atrás
I don't know why but this story just made my feel so happy,is there something wrong with me?
Justin Plaice
Justin Plaice Hora atrás
it's sad that society sees this person as most people should be if homeless. that is NOT how being homeless works. also there are MANY diferent issues that make people homeless such as drugs, abuse and gambling. family is a very small percentage of it and this story is a rediculous sham of an example
crazyponygirl
crazyponygirl Hora atrás
Jesus what bitch! She blames her daughter for getting pregnant?! If my kid got pregnant that would my fault for not teaching her sex ed not her's!
Sky Blue I Mlg Gepard
If i be you i will just throw the bany into trash and shout at my bros so loud
Gucci Maddbox
Gucci Maddbox Hora atrás
Who’s the dad?
Lightning Girl
Lightning Girl Hora atrás
#2 on Trending In England
That One Filmaker No One Knows
#1 on trending. Nice.
×Black×Rose×
×Black×Rose× Hora atrás
That is what I call a mother right there. A mother who didn't give up. Major respect.
Your mom
Your mom Hora atrás
This is Elmo , he is pregnant. 🐷 One like = one birth control pill, how many can Elmo get?
The Lucifer
The Lucifer Hora atrás
A homless , teen , mother... I was actualy like this 😕 when I saw it.
Everyone Can connect
Cute
Selene Elanor
Selene Elanor Hora atrás
Wow
5000subcriber eithoutcontedt
Sub to pewdiepie
Howrah Al
Howrah Al Hora atrás
So inspiring
Destiny Leal
Destiny Leal Hora atrás
I knew it was going to be a teen mom video this was very sad I cried
BEANBEANSTER
BEANBEANSTER Hora atrás
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Miriam Loves Pizza
Miriam Loves Pizza Hora atrás
#2 in Trending! Congrats StoryBooth!
Aubrey S
Aubrey S Hora atrás
This is #1 on trending!!! Aahhhhhh!
Avocado Girl
Avocado Girl Hora atrás
Congrats on trending!
Fatima Naveed
Fatima Naveed Hora atrás
Where was her dad??
Evan Theman
Evan Theman Hora atrás
3 words.. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL 😭😭😭
Howrah Al
Howrah Al Hora atrás
#1 on trending love you so much!!🎈🎈♥️♥️🎉🎊🎉🎉 Congrats (this video is great)
Charles hh
Charles hh Hora atrás
▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一
UltraGamerPro 6
UltraGamerPro 6 Hora atrás
Wait... HOW DID U GET PREGNANT!?!?!?!?!?
Michelle Torres
Michelle Torres Hora atrás
#1 on trending🤩
Sofia Davalos
Sofia Davalos Hora atrás
I will add a 🐛 every like (unless I am eating or taking a nap )
Abigail Gokey
Abigail Gokey 2 horas atrás
I am crying. This is such a sweet story!
Mai Ngoc
Mai Ngoc 2 horas atrás
You are great but where is the dad, i want to punch him
Sofia Davalos
Sofia Davalos 2 horas atrás
I'M SUBSCRIBING TO ANYONE WHO LIKES AND SUBSCRIBES
Pain Foolery
Pain Foolery 2 horas atrás
But the father.
Jazmin Martinez
Jazmin Martinez 2 horas atrás
Wow. I am so glad my mom was there for me even my dad. My mom and my dad and my sister and her husband and my mom friends. They were all there for my high school graduation they want to see me graduation to get my diploma .once they call my name to get my diploma they were happy. So my mom made me go to school everyday just for that. And she also want me to get a better job for my rest of my life
bob smith
bob smith 2 horas atrás
how did she suddenly become pregnant
Ginga Ninja
Ginga Ninja 2 horas atrás
You want me tell you who I want to have sex with? Read the first word
Stranger Things Fan
Stranger Things Fan 2 horas atrás
CONGRATS STORYBOOTH #1 ON TRENDING! XOXO YOUR BIGGEST FAN LESLEY
BunnyPlaysRoblox
BunnyPlaysRoblox 2 horas atrás
good video
Crazando anonymous
Crazando anonymous 2 horas atrás
This really disproves at least 3 pro choice arguments
Teodora 25
Teodora 25 2 horas atrás
Don't want to offend anyone but how can you get pregnant at 10? I don't understand how can your body make a baby, you don't even have your menstrual cycle don't get me wrong
donna johnston
donna johnston 2 horas atrás
don't cry don't cry don't cry...
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