Jenna's biggest obstacle to deal with was when she was 12 years old...
I was raped when I was 12, then I dealt with severe clinical depression, anxiety, PTSD, paranoia, panic disorder, and mood disorder.
I attempted to take my life when I was 14 and I was failing all of my classes in school.
Since then, I have become a motivational speaker, helped several people come out with their sexuality and what has happened to them, and I have stopped many people from attempting to take their own lives.
I am so grateful I survived all that has happened to me, it has only made me stronger.
I now have a 4.0 GPA and will be graduating a year early with honors and will already have 12 college credits.
I am getting scholarship offers from several of the greatest schools in the nation and I am one of the best students in my school.
I also have volunteered at several animal shelters and community projects. I have helped rehabilitate over 4 dogs and a few cats.
I have completely turned my life around.
Jenna's biggest inspiration is...
My biggest inspiration is my grandmother, she was born in Budapest, Hungary 4 years before World War ll began.
When she was 4 she had to escape her war torn home and move from Hungary to other places so that she wouldn't be killed.
Around the time she was 7, with my great grandparents and her siblings took a ferry to the United States. She has been a citizen here ever since.
She saw so much war, so many people she knew had lost loved ones, she lost her home, and yet she stayed strong.
She now has a husband, 2 children, and 4 grandchildren.
She is loved by so many people and continues to fight everyday. She sees the beauty in everything.
My grandmother has helped me through more than I could ever ask her to help me through. She has always done everything she can to make sure me and my family have a good home and feel loved. That is why she is my inspiration. I want to be as close to as good of a person as I can to her.
Written by Jenna Griffith.
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