Sandra was young and unprepared to be successful in parenting when she gave birth to her son, Damian, at 16 years old. When she heard about Kindred Life through a school teen parenting program, she decided to join.
Once she entered Kindred Life Wheeling, Sandra found stability, love, acceptance and care from the staff and other teen moms in the program. She was paired with a mentor who pushed her to achieve good grades, obtain a job and realize her goals. Even though Sandra has graduated from Kindred Life, she and her mentor are still in contact.
Additionally, Sandra began to develop in her spiritual health and perspective while at Kindred Life. She knows that God chose her to be Damian’s mom and is pleased to show him God’s love through her own. She also believes that Kindred Life helped show her son that God’s love is unending, even after mistakes are made.
Today, Sandra is proud to say that she was a successful teen mom, and now a thriving mom of two. She graduated from Kindred Life in 2012 and is an active volunteer and Alumni group member. Sandra has also obtained her Medical Assistant certificate, is employed at a physician’s office, and looks forward to earning her nursing degree.