Zoe: Young Mom Battles Depression and Loss

My name is Zoe and I am 23 years old. My life has been like a roller coaster for the past few years.  I lost my mother to cancer last year and my baby son became a victim of SIDS. I became depressed and did not want to live. I felt like my life had been taken away from me.

However, I decided to get strong and take control of my life, so I could care for my two children, Mackenzie and Myra. That’s when I got connected with Healthy Babies Project.

The people at Healthy Babies have helped me a lot to overcome my problems. I love my children, but long for what I’ve lost trying to make a way for myself and them. The HBP nurses and their family support workers have been there for me. They always give me words of encouragement. There are many dark days when I sometimes want to bury my head somewhere. But they keep me going. Nearly every day one of them seeks me out and talks to me or calls me with a message letting me know things will get better.

Today, I am still hurting. But I am moving on with my life. I am committed to beating depression and battling the remaining drug issues.  

I appreciate it so much when others shed the light on the darkness that has taken over my life. I am grateful with the blessings others share with me and my children.

Wish List

$5                    Baby formula
$10                  A bag of diapers
$40                  Food for family for a week
$300                3 days respite housing
$500                Food for family for 3 months

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