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I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me!

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When people asked me about my family, I simply answer them with a smile. I've never been ashamed but always been proud of how my mom did her best to raise me.

I'm a product of a broken family,  My nanay got pregnant when she was only 19. She became a single mom at an early age doing the responsibility of a mother and father at the same time.



After finishing all house chores and taking care of me, she even went houses to offer comics that can be rented, she never thought twice as she knew that at that point she needed to do something to raise me, help herself and her family.

I can still remember her waking up early to help my grandmother in selling breakfast in our front yard. At the age of 5, I can still remember that day that my mom left to work overseas and I was left with my grandparents to look after me. Like most kids who grew up having their parents abroad, I knew the pain of growing alone, looking for the affection a mother can give at times I need it, I barely remembe…