#WeSeeYou: As A Pregnant Teen They Told Her She’d Never Graduate. She’s Now Dr. Shaniqua Jones!

To whom much is given, much is required. Shaniqua Jones refers to the Luke 12:48 scripture often as she looks back over her life and pushes toward her future. Written off as another statistic, Jones was told she’d never graduate when she became pregnant as a teen. She went on to raise five beautiful children, but they often lived in poverty, at times even homelessness. One night, she was raped. In 2005, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.

“At one point in my life I wanted to die. I attempted to commit suicide,” Jones wrote in a moving video released this week simply titled, “Shaniqua’s Journey.”

Today, she describes herself as a survivor and rightfully so!