Ashley in Bloomington, IL

Ashley in Bloomington, IL

I’m Ashley and I’m first. I am attending Illinois Wesleyan University. When I was 11 years old, I was placed by Division of Family Services, aka foster care. I was in the foster home for 6 months and then moved in with family. You could say growing up was tricky. But I made it. I didn’t want to follow the statistics about foster children. So I worked hard and made something out of myself. It was challenging at first, especially with no one really believing in me. But I made it.