Sunday morning I had the opportunity to meet a special individual that survived a harsh ‘lifequake’ moment when she was a teenager. Life often throws many unexpected realities at us and often tests our spirit and perseverance to make life purposeful. Tyra Moore was a teenage mom at 15. She was terrified to tell her mom and gave birth to her daughter the same week she finally broke the news. After the shock wore off, support came from all of her family, friends, and community, providing essential baby needs at a critical time.
After graduating high school, Tyra attended a phlebotomy training center and then began working. She promised herself that one day she would pay it forward by helping young teenage moms like herself get through those tough times. Tyra started a nonprofit in June of 2020 and called it ‘A Girl Like Me, Inc.’ and now devotes all her time to helping girls, teens, and teen moms.