This story will pull at your heart strings and remind you to continue to fight for your dreams.
Meet 49-year-old Alicia Jimenez, a Southern California woman who turned her life around. ABC7 news broadcasted this inspiring story, showing the world her journey from homelessness to becoming a carpenter apprentice.
According to ABC7's reporting, Jimenez ended up on the streets with her daughters after losing her home to a fraudulent situation. Thankfully, Jimenez found her way to the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters which offered her a way out of her situation through a program called "Brother's Keeper".
ABC7 adds that Jimenez is not aline. Nearly 60,000 in Southern California are living without permanent shelter! After three years on the streets, she found herself depressed and desperate. She and her family slept on park benches and anywhere that would provide them safe shelter.
It was all thanks to one of her daughters who helped enroll her in English courses at a local community college. There, at the CC, she learned about the Brother's Keeper program.
Ask, and you shall receive. Over the next year and a half, she would work hard in the apprentice program. ABC7 gladly reports that with dedication, she learned the trade and got back on her feet. She works as a Carpenter's Apprentice on a special underground project in downtown Los Angeles. Dreams do come true.
Finally, the news network reports that Jimenez says she owes it all to God, her family and all of the wonderful mentors who believed in her at the carpenter's union.
"I love it, I love my job," Jimenez says. Watch ABC7's touching story below:
This is such a touching story! I hope this motivated you all as much as it motivated me!
PHOTOS: Courtesy of ABC7 - Screen-Grab from their Feature Story