Now Colleen is a personal banker at North West Savings Bank downtown and has worked her way up through the company for the last 12 years.
It wasn't always easy and she worked hard to provide a strong family for her daughter Samantha.
"It takes a lot of dedication, motivation, and no matter how frustrated you get you look at the face you gave up everything for and you can't help but love. You can't live off the system forever. You can make something of yourself, but babies aren't the answer," Colleen said.
Colleen's daughter Samantha will be graduating college this year and has plans for college.
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