In 2013, Chelsea Haley joined Teach for America and started teaching in a Baton Rogue elementary school. Later, she met Jerome Robinson, a fourth-grade student with a behavior so bad she actually considered quitting her profession for good.
Things, however, took a different turn and she ended up adopting the 12-year-old boy, along with his 1-year-old brother. How did she have a change of heart and what exactly happened? Read on and maybe we can all learn something from this story.
Chelsea almost quit teaching because of Jerome.
In a CNN interview, Chelsea reflected:
“At certain points, his behavior got so bad. I thought, ‘I can’t do this anymore. I can’t be a teacher.'”
Despite that, the two later formed a bond and it came to a point when other teachers looked at Chelsea as the only one who could help him.
When she was drawing closer to the completion of her 2-year teaching experience, the school principal requested that she stick around “for Jerome” and so she signed up for another year as special education teacher.
According to Chelsea, God spoke to her in a dream.
One night, she dreamed as if God was telling her to be the mother of Jerome. He and his young brother lived with their grandparents and birth mother and they were very poor. In fact, they struggled financially after losing two family members.
She woke up from the dream laughing, thinking it was such a ridiculous idea.
Much to her surprise, Jerome asked her if he could live with her during a test the following day. So she took it as a sign and she soon made arrangements to have dinner with his mother.
Chelsea shared that she was finishing her third year teaching and is planning to go back to Georgia. The mother told her:
“You can go back. But I want you to take Jerome and Jace with you.”
After several months, the two boys are now living with Chelea in Marietta, Georgia.
“I never thought I’d be a single mom at age 24, especially of two boys, one of which was my 12-year-old student. And the other one who was only a year-and-a-half.”
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As for Jerome, he hasn’t “gotten any suspensions or anything” and has even made the honor roll, according to Chelsea.
It’s definitely a “huge improvement from life in Louisiana,” she said. “I always knew I wanted to be a mom and I wouldn’t trade this for anything.”
Since their story went viral, Chelsea has since put up a GoFundMe page to accommodate those interested to support their family.
“I am absolutely blown away by all the kind encouraging messages I’ve received since our little story went viral. I’ve had people from all over the world reach out to see if they could help with Jerome and Jace’s education. I’ve been super hesitant to accept money because I am a pretty independent person, but I am reading about pride in my Bible Study currently and it has made me realize that ‘performance and achievement’ keep us distant from God. I can’t do it alone. I need to put pride aside and make decisions for my boys with the community God has given us. Any and all money will go straight to getting Jace back to his preschool in the Fall and the remainder immediately to a college savings account for both boys.”
Deadpool Cosplayer Visits Dying Brain Cancer Patient And Makes The Internet Cry
Such an inspiring and heartbreaking story.
Aside from attending pop culture events and doing those kickass photoshoots, many cosplayers these days do charity works in between. These awesome heroes (and villains) devote their time and talents to make other people happy - such as by visiting sick children in hospitals.
Recently, one male cosplayer gained a lot of love online after posting a lengthy message on social media, sharing his experience as he visited a terminally-ill child while all-dressed up as popular Marvel character Deadpool.
The visit became a life-changing experience for the cosplayer.
9 Celebrity Women Over 50 Who Look Hotter Than Ever
These hot women have managed to defy logic and nature to remain beautiful well into their 50s.
Considering all of the mouthwatering food out there, it is almost impossible to keep up a good physical shape. This is most especially if you have reached a certain age. But, apparently, these women in the list beg to differ. They have managed to maintain a high level of discipline and dedication allowing them to achieve satisfying health and beauty.
This list consists of women who, despite their age, appear to have located the fountain of youth. And with how great their bodies look, you will be surprised with their actual age. You can say that they deserve every ounce of respect.
Without further ado, here they are!...
Dad Randomly Hides Money In Daughter’s House Whenever He Visits Her
So far, these are the places where she found the dollar bills.
All parents in this world want the best things for their children, an act they constantly do to convey their love. Apparently, a dad is taking this act to a whole new level. Whenever he visits his daughter, he tries to hide something inside her house. His ability to hide stuff is truly remarkable!
Be it on top a cupboard or inside a bag, this dad does his best to hide a dollar bill in places inside her daughter’s home. She explains that her father lives close to her and that he always finds time to see her. “We’re buddies,” she said. “He usually doesn’t leave another until I find one.” The daughter, on the other hand, shows her gratefulness by cooking his meals. Interestingly, her dad tries to avoid the simples “thank you” or something that can acknowledge his sneaky presents.