"Being apart of #Clickforhope would mean so much to me because I've never taken family photos with Mckenzie." -Shaniqua Davis
Please share your story:
I am a single parent of a beautiful six year old girl named Mckenzie. Mckenzie and I recently relocated to Chicago from Detroit, MI to follow my career dreams. Although I'm only 25 years young, I work very hard to take care of McKenzie alone. Being apart of #Clickforhope would mean so much to me because I've never taken family photos with Mckenzie. With all of the other expenses that I take care of alone, the expense of a photo shoot seems like it could never make it to the top of my to do list.
I would truly appreciate the opportunity to look back on our journey as we grow together as Mother and daughter...I am still growing and maturing along with my daughter. I would love to have the opportunity to look back on these times, through a lens and reflect on how far we have come.
How has your story shaped you into who you are today?:
My story has shaped me into everything I am today because everything I do requires 3x the extra thought because of my daughter. I found out I was pregnant with my daughter the day before my high school prom. I chose to continue to go to college and graduate for me and her. I chose to continue to follow my dreams so she will always know that anything is possible. There are no limitations on dreams, my daughter is the most positive person that I know. Being a single parent can be tough at times but her positivity and love makes everything worth it.
Everything thing that I do requires me to think twice and about if I'm making the right decision. This has truly helped shape my life and make me more resilient.
What compelled you to share your story?:
I think our story should be selected because the teamwork that my daughter and I possess could be the inspiration that someone else is searching for. I want to share my story with the world and let everyone know that there are absolutely no limitations on accomplishing your dreams and living the life you deserve to live.
What encouraging words would you give to someone who shares a similar story? :
Have faith, everything always works out as it should.