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Seven Children, a Single Mom and a Dream

Already a single mom of four, nineteen-year-old Keisha took in her sister’s three children when their mother went to jail. Would caring for seven children mean the end of her dream to graduate from college? Read Transcript


Reporter: KEISHA WORKS, GOES

TO COLLEGE AND SHE IS

RAISING HER FOUR CHILDREN,

PLUS THREE.

I LOVE THEM.

IF I CAN HELP YOU, I WILL

TRY TO HELP YOU BECAUSE I

KNOW HOW HARD LIFE CAN BE.

Reporter: KEISHA IS A

SINGLE MOM.

SHE LEFT HOME AS A TEENAGER

TO GET AWAY FROM HER

DRUG-ADDICTED MOTHER.

WHEN HER SISTER WENT TO

JAIL, KEISHA TOOK CARE OF

ALL OF HER CHILDREN.

BUT SHE ALWAYS DID HER BEST

TO SURVIVE AND NEVER MADE

ANY EXCUSES.

I ALWAYS PAID THE BILLS.

Reporter: KEISHA'S

NEPHEW, JO-JO, IS AWARE OF

HIS AUNT'S DAILY STRUGGLE.

PROVIDING FOR SEVEN

CHILDREN, PLUS YOURSELF, THE

LIGHTS ON, WATER ON, PAYING

BILLS --

SOMETIMES IT GETS

DIFFICULT, BUT I KNOW I HAVE

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD

TO.

I HAVE TO SHOW THEM, IF I

DON'T DO IT, THEY DON'T WANT

TO DO IT.

Reporter: NOT FAR FROM

KEISHA'S HOME, RONNIE MAE

AND HIS WIFE, SHERRY, RUN A

TUGBOAT BUSINESS ON THE

MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

THEY HAVE HELPED FAMILIES

LIKE KEISHA'S FOR YEARS.pp

I KNOW THE NEED.

I SEE IT EVERY DAY.

I LIVE IT, I DREAM IT AT

NIGHT.

Reporter: SOME NEED

EVERY DAY ITEMS, LIKE

TOOTHPASTE AND TOOTHBRUSHES,

AND OTHERS JUST NEED FOOD.

WHEN CBN FIRST HEARD ABOUT

RONNIE, THEY CONTACTED HIM

ABOUT HOW THEY COULD HELP

PEOPLE IN THE AREA.

LATER THEY SENT TRUCKS

FILLED WITH GOODS AND HAVE

BEEN DOING SO EVER SINCE.

CBN HAS BLESSED US IN SO

MANY WAYS.

THEY SENT 18 TRUCKS DOWN

HERE AND HAD A LOT OF

HYGIENE.

TOOTHPASTE, ALL KIND OF

SHAMPOO, ANYTHING YOU WOULD

WANT FOR THESE KIDS.

Reporter: WE WENT WITH

RONNIE AND SHERRY TO

KEISHA'S HOME.

THERE WASN'T MUCH TO FEED

HER FAMILY, SO THEY FILLED

HER CUPBOARDS, FREEZER, AND

REFRIGERATOR WITH SUPPLIES.

IT WILL GO A LONG WAY TO

FEED THESE KIDS AND TAKE A

LITTLE WEIGHT OFF KEISHA'S

SOLDIERS.

THANK YOU, CBN FAMILY FOR

EVERYTHING THAT YOU ALL HAVE

DONE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.

I HOPE GOD CONTINUES TO

BLESS YOU GUYS BECAUSE YOU

ALL ARE A WONDERFUL GIFT TO

THE WORLD.

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

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