Hickory North Carolina Native, now living in Atlanta GA, I have seen everything from hard struggles to triumphant moments. Being raised by a single mom, my two older brothers and I didn't always have it easy. My mom worked hard to provide for us. We didn't have a lot, but we always had each other. Mom taught us to be true to ourselves, to work hard and to always be good to others. Watching my mom taught me that with determination and dedication, anything is possible.