The woman in my life who inspires me most is my mother. My mother has accomplished so many things throughout her lifetime. My mom didn’t have the best childhood. She was assaulted as a child, but she never let that get the best of her. My grandmother was not the best to my mother and her brothers. At the age of 18, my mother conceived my oldest brother. She had no support and was forced to leave home and get a job to provide for my brother and her. Soon after my second brother was born, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She went through chemotherapy. My mother is now a survivor of cancer for over 20 years. She never gave in to any hardship and always emerged victorious. In my eyes, my mother is indestructible.

Brooke Pam,
Millennium Charter School,