Arielle Gladden



At age 16 I became a caregiver for my mom since I was the only one that I had to take care of. I was able to go help her even though it was kind of hard due to me being the only kid that my Mommy had. No one helped me because I was all alone by myself at the time and my auntie wasn’t around at all. I had to learn how to cook dinner and breakfast, so I had it when I went to school and got my education. I took care of my mom while I also went to high school, prom, and graduation, all while working part-time with two jobs.