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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BLINK TRASHERS
BLINK TRASHERS

who got her pregnant?

2 часа назад
Angela Medina
Angela Medina

Thang fuck your mom

2 часа назад
Janiah Charles
Janiah Charles

I am honestly so proud of that girl, even though she is such a young age, I'm still proud

2 часа назад
Sarah Echeverri
Sarah Echeverri

I love this story so much

2 часа назад
Ryder Negrete
Ryder Negrete

Wow that's sad your moms a jerk and she's so stupid and you had to deal with your loud siblings I suggest you don't see your mom for a long time she was never there for you that's pretty sad

2 часа назад
Michelle Video
Michelle Video

Basically I luv this!

2 часа назад
Gemini Dog
Gemini Dog

You are amazing and very independent

2 часа назад
Evelyn Williams
Evelyn Williams

So cute

2 часа назад
Tatiana Thomas
Tatiana Thomas

This is so heartwarming!!!!! :)

2 часа назад
Murad Muhammad
Murad Muhammad

Glad nobody is being rascist

2 часа назад
Galaxy xd
Galaxy xd

Never give up always move on no matter what happened to you just turn the. Page . and follow ur dreams to.

2 часа назад
Sophia Tapia
Sophia Tapia

This is the story I ever heard

2 часа назад
i dont know what im doing in anything
i dont know what im doing in anything

The mom after:Shoot, everyone's going to hate me now because she made a video about me.

2 часа назад
Midnight cloud
Midnight cloud

How did she get pregnant in the first place and also i feel happy for her and i dont like her mom

2 часа назад
Carter Anderson
Carter Anderson

Love u storybooth ive watched so many of ur videos lately at least 50

2 часа назад
armeen shahzad
armeen shahzad

Love story booth

2 часа назад
Mxtt. Dxvxd
Mxtt. Dxvxd

She sounds like Cardi b

2 часа назад
The AmErikan
The AmErikan

So.... INSPIRING!!

2 часа назад
Kyla Espineda
Kyla Espineda

Wait who's the dad?

2 часа назад
Jayden Gulley
Jayden Gulley

So where's the dad

2 часа назад
Valencia Williams
Valencia Williams

What's your name just kidding I'm so sorry about what happened but I'm glad it got better

2 часа назад
Mayra Paniagua
Mayra Paniagua

Strongest story I have ever heard she didn’t give up even tho she was kicked out and she’s so strong she deserves better with her baby 💔 this made me really sad

2 часа назад
Vicky Tori
Vicky Tori

Wooooow....-_- the age of 10 try the age of 5 taking care of a infant and a 3 year old yet here I am not pregnant like a stupid bitch ....not to be mean or anything -_-

2 часа назад
Cassandra Cadwell
Cassandra Cadwell

This almost made me cry,it's OK if your mom didn't like you it's OK

2 часа назад
l o v e c u p i d
l o v e c u p i d

God Bless this Amaizing mom❤❤❤❤❤

2 часа назад
gogo nigger
gogo nigger

That's a so sad can we hit *50 likes*

2 часа назад
LunaTheLightFury!!!!!!! And I also love Toothless
LunaTheLightFury!!!!!!! And I also love Toothless

Why did a mum let a little bundle of joy ruin her relationship with her beautiful Daughter? Why not just use her words

2 часа назад
Sylvie Carnathan
Sylvie Carnathan

This is my favorite story out of all of your stories🥰😍💖

2 часа назад
REGI
REGI

your mom was mad because you picked tracer first

2 часа назад
I Sarang kpop
I Sarang kpop

Who is the one who made her pregnant??

2 часа назад
daderpycookeh cookies
daderpycookeh cookies

Today’s my birthday, and when I saw this I was so happy, and when I finished the video, I was even happier. This is an amazing story, it’s so heart warming, sad, and overall amazing. I’m really proud of that girl, she was super brave and she’s a great example. I’m so glad this came out today

2 часа назад
Nyny's KIngdom Of Toys And Fun
Nyny's KIngdom Of Toys And Fun

Her son is so look adorable

2 часа назад
Kl Ih
Kl Ih

I'm so proud of you❤️ Good luck you and your son❤️🍀

2 часа назад
We The Gonzalez TWINS
We The Gonzalez TWINS

YES D.R SRRY HAD TO PUT IT OUT!!!! I LOVE THIS STORY!!!

2 часа назад
Usavic Let's go
Usavic Let's go

I bet the mother disliked this

2 часа назад
Laser 315
Laser 315

Vad what?

2 часа назад
Kimberlyn Scarbrough
Kimberlyn Scarbrough

This is the best story I've ever heard 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

2 часа назад
Your Potato
Your Potato

*my mom did the same thing she left all a mothers responsibilities on me I babysat my younger sister then she left me wit my father*

2 часа назад
Adrian’s Brickfilms
Adrian’s Brickfilms

Very nice story keep up the good work being a mom

2 часа назад
Sabrina Moore
Sabrina Moore

I loved this story

2 часа назад
R3LS
R3LS

How did she get pregnant she didn't say she had sex (sorry if I sound stupid)

2 часа назад
NAVEMAN3
NAVEMAN3

Your mother is a dick head to treat you like that.

2 часа назад
Riapuppy Life
Riapuppy Life

This story is like....WOW

2 часа назад
We_ather
We_ather

😍🥳😁=Story Booth

2 часа назад
Grace Butler
Grace Butler

I love this story

2 часа назад
Rae_ Wolf
Rae_ Wolf

Omg I love this

2 часа назад
jungkook BTS
jungkook BTS

God bless you and your son, you were brave enough to sacrifice everything and you deserve it! Much love Storybooth and Zoila❤️

2 часа назад
Amelia Shapiro and texting stories
Amelia Shapiro and texting stories

She is a brave young women.

2 часа назад
Kilo 271
Kilo 271

That is a unfair mom

2 часа назад
YuriProductions :
YuriProductions :

Oh my god! This is the best and most inspiring StoryBooth ever!

2 часа назад
XxGachaHaileyxX -Skits,Series,Etc
XxGachaHaileyxX -Skits,Series,Etc

I'm the eldest in my family. God bless you.

3 часа назад
Galaxy Blue
Galaxy Blue

This is such a beautiful story

3 часа назад
Emily Kearns
Emily Kearns

Zoila never gave up. If her mom can't see how special she is, it's her lost. 🌟 Zoila and her son have a bright future ahead of them.

3 часа назад
Silver Twilah
Silver Twilah

Awee this made my day 😍😍😍

3 часа назад
Nancy morales
Nancy morales

I love this girl and your storys

3 часа назад
Aundrea Revero
Aundrea Revero

I love this one! It’s so awwww😅😊

3 часа назад
random person
random person

Your mom is a bitch.

3 часа назад
DerpIcornDogeNation
DerpIcornDogeNation

Where's your dad?

3 часа назад
Peek-a -chu
Peek-a -chu

Your vids are AWESOME

3 часа назад
Jacob Camacho
Jacob Camacho

Your from DR im from DR

3 часа назад
Biracial Babydoll
Biracial Babydoll

Omg im so proud of her😄!

3 часа назад
Bear YT
Bear YT

I really don’t care if there are girls who give birth at a teenage age it’s shocking but that doesn’t stop them from succeeding :))

3 часа назад
Hazel Jose
Hazel Jose

Where’s Daphney?😱

3 часа назад
Peek-a -chu
Peek-a -chu

Her head is on the logo of the computer.

2 часа назад
Madori Gaddy
Madori Gaddy

I Hope she is doing well :D

3 часа назад
Elmo Zumwalt
Elmo Zumwalt

This one is my FAVORITE and it's so inspirational!!!!

3 часа назад
ROBO _RobloxYt
ROBO _RobloxYt

Am I the only one who didn't graduate from elemetry school

3 часа назад
CakieGamer123
CakieGamer123

Awww thats cute at least you can still go to school me if i was in that situation i would panic but you oh wait there was alot of obstacles but thwn you passed them you are so brave i would cry if i was pregnant and i would not know what to do but your very clever so good job to you i hope you will be happy until the end :)

3 часа назад
JustinA0621 Nintendo switch
JustinA0621 Nintendo switch

Wow the mom sucks. Seriously why would she kick her out probably the second worst mom

3 часа назад
Lamar McKinnon
Lamar McKinnon

I feel so bad

3 часа назад
Lo L
Lo L

She is so inspiring

3 часа назад
Julia Grace
Julia Grace

I’m so happy for you :))

3 часа назад
Waffle _kat
Waffle _kat

So much inspiration!!!

3 часа назад
M-E
M-E

I am more than obsessed with storybooth love this channel muah

3 часа назад
V Play’z
V Play’z

Omg that’s so powerful 😍😍😍

3 часа назад
ii Lee
ii Lee

God bless her and story both

3 часа назад
Chicken entertainer 11
Chicken entertainer 11

That’s a terrible mom (not the narrator but her mom)

3 часа назад
Mayaba Sanoe
Mayaba Sanoe

Awesome

3 часа назад
RubyDestoryer Gaming
RubyDestoryer Gaming

I am Dominican

3 часа назад
Jack McClendon
Jack McClendon

Dees bois sponsored by convenant house

3 часа назад
Leighann Cagle
Leighann Cagle

Yyyaasss

3 часа назад
HotPictures
HotPictures

What a bad mother...

3 часа назад
teanys tiburcio
teanys tiburcio

WE ALL LOVE A STRONG SISTER

3 часа назад
It's the potato Squad
It's the potato Squad

Main thing to focus on: *NEVER GIVE UP*

3 часа назад
Mythical Lxgnds
Mythical Lxgnds

How did she even get pregnant.-.

3 часа назад
トイコツ
トイコツ

These stories are just so inspiring.

3 часа назад
StrangerThingsFan21
StrangerThingsFan21

This video is so amazing 💕😍 so I had to save this to my playlist. This girl is hard working and brave.

3 часа назад
rosanna casey
rosanna casey

I'm so happy for you

3 часа назад
NobodyElse101
NobodyElse101

Omg she’s so inspiring. Keep going girl

3 часа назад
케이트Kate
케이트Kate

I hope this channel continues on for more years, bless StoryBooth and her heart 💜

3 часа назад
꧁༺ iiItzJada King ༻꧂
꧁༺ iiItzJada King ༻꧂

It’s my Birthday today. Can I at least have one like? 🙏🏻😂

3 часа назад
CrystalxVibes
CrystalxVibes

God bless! It’s my birthday today as well, hope everyone has a lovely day!

3 часа назад
ANNABELLE WILLSON
ANNABELLE WILLSON

poor girl! I have the upmost faith in her ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 I love her! I hope her and her baby are okay! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

3 часа назад
Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson

Who is the father?

3 часа назад
Marygracejoie Dela Cruz
Marygracejoie Dela Cruz

I hope you could develop an app for android. I really need it.

3 часа назад
Fairy galaxy Love
Fairy galaxy Love

One tear have fall into my eyes

3 часа назад
Its Rosie
Its Rosie

Heartwarming thx to that girl who share her story and thx also to storybooth on really working hard for every story

3 часа назад
guillermo pena
guillermo pena

Your videos are awesome

3 часа назад
CyberBlaziken 456
CyberBlaziken 456

Hard work should always lead to success but sadly for some it's not the case; since there are people being lazy and getting stuff they don't deserve! I am proud that she is not like that and she is a hard worker and she deserves any good thing coming to her.

3 часа назад
TEC Lite
TEC Lite

I hope she gets back with her mom no matter how mean her mom is

3 часа назад
Claire Aquos
Claire Aquos

This story is so inspirationnal I LOVE IT

3 часа назад

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