Jayne Amelia talks with Melanie Velasquez.
Melanie is a former foster youth from the San Fernando Valley who was abused by her own family at a very young age, and then as a young adult had the courage to put her father in prison. She’s a brave young lady with a terrible but ultimately triumphant story to tell. She's 24 years old now and living happily on her own. She says: “I love helping out others. My goal is to work with youth and help them become the person they want to become. Another goal of mine is to go back to school and finish my degree in Child Development and also become an ASL interpreter so I can work in a field I love.”
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