有时,婴儿是在最不可能和最不幸的情况下出生的,所有的可能性似乎都与婴儿背道而驰。但这并非总是如此。

Such is the story of 蒂芙尼 Seitz, winner of Miss Pennsylvania 2019, who defied all the odds of her tragic birth. In doing so, she proved that no matter what you lived through in the past, you are still able to create a beautiful life for yourself.

她天生患有成瘾

蒂芙尼 was born addicted to cocaine, which occurs in infants when the mother has been using the drug during the pregnancy. As a result of the condition, the doctors gave her only 2 weeks to live.

“Obviously a child in that type of condition would be in the NICU getting treatment,” 蒂芙尼 told 。但是,由于她的母亲是一名妓女,并且不得不赚钱,所以她常常被留在街头等待婴儿。

她补充道:“这真是一种耻辱,但这对我来说是现实。”

从寄养到收养

Even if she made it past the 2 weeks mark, doctors had been adamant that she would not live beyond her first birthday. 蒂芙尼 managed to do more than survive, but her early years were rough.

由于她在家中的情况很忙,因此她进入了寄养系统。那’s how the Seitz family came into her life. Despite being told that 蒂芙尼 was a “cocaine positive”婴儿,并不能长期生存,他们决定照顾她。

At the age of 2 and a half years old, 蒂芙尼 was officially adopted by the Seitzes. What’更重要的是,她长大后并未表现出与遗传成瘾的婴儿有关的预期的身心残疾迹象。

她现在过着鼓舞人心的生活

蒂芙尼 is now a strong advocate for adoption, as it gave her a chance to grow up and live her life.

我非常感激我的父母给了我很多,如果没有领养的礼物,我本来不会有这样的机会。

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Her childhood was not entirely perfect. 蒂芙尼 had to deal with other issues growing up, as she was an African-American child in a “predominantly white”区。但是,这并不能阻止她发光。

“她打破了每个文化界限,”她的养母告诉 部落直播. “I think that stuff is huge — 蒂芙尼 beats her own drum.”

In 2017 蒂芙尼, an accomplished dancer, graduated Grove City College with a degree in entrepreneurship. She now teaches dance while also accomplishing her duties as Miss Pennsylvania.

蒂芙尼 was also a contestant on 2020年美国小姐 对她来说,参加演出的机会证明了她的毅力。

认为那是您来自哪里,这是一种非常超现实的体验

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此外,她与詹姆斯·康纳(James Conner)一起于2019年11月获得了勇气奖。它是一个 special honor 匹兹堡钢人和圣家庭研究所授予,以表彰对其社区产生重大影响的个人。

过自己的生活

蒂芙尼’的故事不仅证明了她的决心,而且还是领养改变生活的例子。尽管Seitz家人本来可以忽略她的婴儿,但由于她出生时的健康因素,他们决定给她机会。

现在已经成年,她过着充实的生活,并证明自己的过去并没有侵犯她的现在。是的,被收养为她提供了生活上的机会,但她也拒绝被出生时的不幸情况所界定。

无论过去发生了什么,我们始终可以控制我们现在和将来的样子。我们可以采取行动改变他人的生活,也可以改变我们自己的生活。

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