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DeJonaé Shaw — Beating the Odds Her Entire Life

The odds were stacked against DeJonaé Shaw. An absent father and a mother battling addiction. DeJonaé pieced together a broken childhood, sought out mentors, and lifted herself out of the cycle of poverty and addiction that traps too many.

She rose above the negative influences that surrounded her to become her siblings’ protector. DeJonaé grew up fast, taking on parenting roles as a child to make sure her brothers and sisters were fed and succeeded in school.

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