Jessie is a 19-year-old young lady that has a 4-year-old daughter. Jessie is in the Sunrise VentureON independent living program. As a child she endured a difficult divorce of her parents, relocation and then her mother’s diagnosis of MS. The disease eventually took her mother’s life. Jessie, along with her twin sister and handicapped sister were taken into foster care where she was placed with a family that already had 5 children. Jessie was pregnant. For many of us, this is not a “path to success.” However, Jessie refused to let her circumstances define her.