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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ITsMeOCtObeRThEMs P3A
ITsMeOCtObeRThEMs P3A

That must of been hard but she did succeed and become a good mum

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Jenny’s World
Jenny’s World

this warmed my heart

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Drago
Drago

This kinda reminds me of this Story about The 16 Year Old who got pregnant and The Kid Who was Homeless

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Cole Brembs
Cole Brembs

This is none of our business, but that doesn't mean we can't judge. This is a public platform.

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That awkward kid Delay
That awkward kid Delay

This was so sweet

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Emily Mccawley
Emily Mccawley

Good job on #1 on trending!

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amin4901 1
amin4901 1

2nd on trending in the uk

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fortnite gamer
fortnite gamer

Bruh I would freak out if that happened

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ItzJuju•Playz
ItzJuju•Playz

#1 Trending?! Congrats story booth

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Ayaan Essop
Ayaan Essop

Whose the father

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jose mlg gamer
jose mlg gamer

i live in dominican republic

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Celeste werewolf
Celeste werewolf

Who is the father of the baby?

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Noura Hage Ali
Noura Hage Ali

Your stories are inspiring ❤😥

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Erin MacKenzie
Erin MacKenzie

This is sad though

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Sherwin Luxury VEVO
Sherwin Luxury VEVO

Dam sad story im happy you okay now

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Erin MacKenzie
Erin MacKenzie

😰

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꧁Joe꧂
꧁Joe꧂

U were stoopid to have a kid .-.

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Imran
Imran

Wow, she didn't just succeed she was top of her class. Wow, that is impressive.

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Lesly Quintana
Lesly Quintana

Congrats on #1 on Trending

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Erin MacKenzie
Erin MacKenzie

Wait how did you get pregnant

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FRESA CHANNEL
FRESA CHANNEL

I am follower of this channel and I want that some body helpme to win more people

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Chris Atherton
Chris Atherton

Thank you for telling your story, this is really good.

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Lil Petunia
Lil Petunia

Yeeb

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Craft Girl 2
Craft Girl 2

Respect for her

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d Aladesemipe
d Aladesemipe

I hope you’re able to surpass any other milestones you face in your life!! God be with you!

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Channel Closed
Channel Closed

*1 on trending*

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Топ Подборки
Топ Подборки

Го взаимно

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FusionSeal X
FusionSeal X

Wow.... Harsh parents....

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GalaxyCat 2018
GalaxyCat 2018

Oh no

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Emily Valdez
Emily Valdez

I’m not crying you are 😭❤️

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Fun Forever
Fun Forever

1.4m views in 22 hours??? WHaT?! U make good videos!!!

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Albert Lozada
Albert Lozada

Just liking my own comment because no one else will.

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Christian Bargeon
Christian Bargeon

She should confront her mother and let her know how horrible she is

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Bead On YT
Bead On YT

coventry house is in another story booth video

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Burak Demirci
Burak Demirci

Neden boyle birsey trendlerde?

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zealox
zealox

If someone is a homeless kid, how will they watch the video?

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King Finesse
King Finesse

Realized you got pregnant...wha

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Anya Аня
Anya Аня

OMG your mother is such a bitch. I can't believe she did this to her child

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JessicaIsWeird
JessicaIsWeird

#2 on trending *claps*

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hey dad
hey dad

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

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Rhonda Brooks
Rhonda Brooks

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

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Karina Alvarado
Karina Alvarado

OMG this video is #1 on trending!!!!

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Christian Bargeon
Christian Bargeon

Her mom is terrible

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Alison Redfox #AgentRowdy
Alison Redfox #AgentRowdy

Who else came here because it was trending?

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Reed Yarbrough
Reed Yarbrough

That’s what happens when you’re a thot.

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Nayeli Camilo
Nayeli Camilo

I am from DR

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Phoebe chai
Phoebe chai

Sad

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d Aladesemipe
d Aladesemipe

#No. 1 on trending in Canada!

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the flash
the flash

Cute😊

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Flying V
Flying V

Listen I have nothing against a video like this, but why is it on trending?

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Priscilla Acosta Antigua
Priscilla Acosta Antigua

I am from Dominican republic😆😅👍👌

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ThatsHotTv☑
ThatsHotTv☑

Your mom was wrong for that 😳

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Chef Boyardee
Chef Boyardee

That was really touching

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makayla miller
makayla miller

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?

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Howard Hoang
Howard Hoang

This a truly moving story teaching us to strive regardless of the problems along the way

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Carol Flores
Carol Flores

This was so beutifull😭😭😭💕

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GalaxyGamerTuber
GalaxyGamerTuber

Best stirytime after ppl say in racist but im not

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Grenade 1692
Grenade 1692

HOW IS THIS #1 trending cool

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patrickshiu
patrickshiu

That’s amazing.

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Caroline Lee
Caroline Lee

This is 1 on trending!! Congrats storybooth!

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Emily Chen
Emily Chen

Ayyyyy #1 Trending! Honestly, this vid needed to go viral. Zoila deserves this.

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TheKagawaLife
TheKagawaLife

Her baby boy must be so cute in real life!!!

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Ryan Phillip
Ryan Phillip

I don't know why but this story just made my feel so happy,is there something wrong with me?

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Justin Plaice
Justin Plaice

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

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crazyponygirl
crazyponygirl

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!

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Sky Blue I Mlg Gepard
Sky Blue I Mlg Gepard

If i be you i will just throw the bany into trash and shout at my bros so loud

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Gucci Maddbox
Gucci Maddbox

Who’s the dad?

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Lightning Girl
Lightning Girl

#2 on Trending In England

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That One Filmaker No One Knows
That One Filmaker No One Knows

#1 on trending. Nice.

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×Black×Rose×
×Black×Rose×

That is what I call a mother right there. A mother who didn't give up. Major respect.

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Your mom
Your mom

This is Elmo , he is pregnant. 🐷 One like = one birth control pill, how many can Elmo get?

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The Lucifer
The Lucifer

A homless , teen , mother... I was actualy like this 😕 when I saw it.

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Everyone Can connect
Everyone Can connect

Cute

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Selene Elanor
Selene Elanor

Wow

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5000subcriber eithoutcontedt
5000subcriber eithoutcontedt

Sub to pewdiepie

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Howrah Al
Howrah Al

So inspiring

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Destiny Leal
Destiny Leal

I knew it was going to be a teen mom video this was very sad I cried

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Miriam Loves Pizza
Miriam Loves Pizza

#2 in Trending! Congrats StoryBooth!

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Aubrey S
Aubrey S

This is #1 on trending!!! Aahhhhhh!

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Avocado Girl
Avocado Girl

Congrats on trending!

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Fatima Naveed
Fatima Naveed

Where was her dad??

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Evan Theman
Evan Theman

3 words.. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL 😭😭😭

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Howrah Al
Howrah Al

#1 on trending love you so much!!🎈🎈♥️♥️🎉🎊🎉🎉 Congrats (this video is great)

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Charles hh
Charles hh

▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一

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UltraGamerPro 6
UltraGamerPro 6

Wait... HOW DID U GET PREGNANT!?!?!?!?!?

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Michelle Torres
Michelle Torres

#1 on trending🤩

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Sofia Davalos
Sofia Davalos

I will add a 🐛 every like (unless I am eating or taking a nap )

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Abigail Gokey
Abigail Gokey

I am crying. This is such a sweet story!

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Mai Ngoc
Mai Ngoc

You are great but where is the dad, i want to punch him

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Sofia Davalos
Sofia Davalos

I'M SUBSCRIBING TO ANYONE WHO LIKES AND SUBSCRIBES

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Pain Foolery
Pain Foolery

But the father.

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Jazmin Martinez
Jazmin Martinez

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

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bob smith
bob smith

how did she suddenly become pregnant

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Ginga Ninja
Ginga Ninja

You want me tell you who I want to have sex with? Read the first word

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Stranger Things Fan
Stranger Things Fan

CONGRATS STORYBOOTH #1 ON TRENDING! XOXO YOUR BIGGEST FAN LESLEY

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BunnyPlaysRoblox
BunnyPlaysRoblox

good video

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Crazando anonymous
Crazando anonymous

This really disproves at least 3 pro choice arguments

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Teodora 25
Teodora 25

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

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donna johnston
donna johnston

don't cry don't cry don't cry...

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