Jocelyn Helderop
Tell us a little about you(your background and how was it like)?
Hello! I am 30 years old, have 4 beautiful children and I am going to tell you a bit about me. I graduated in 2008 from Montessori High with a 2year old on my hip, I continued college, I ended up switching majors from Criminal Justice to Early childhood education because I fell in love with educating young children. I have been through a lot and honestly could never express all of it but I will tell you one that has happened recently. My late fiance passed away last October 28th 2018, I was 7 months pregnant. I had to wake my mom who was asleep on the couch at the time and we ran to the back room where she told me to call 911, they had us take him off the bed and perform CPR until helped arrived and then that’s when I was moved to the bathroom part of my room watching him get narcan after narcan. I saw them pump his stomach, there was so many people, they worked on him for 36 minutes and it felt like hours, when they declared him dead I fell apart. I watched him go into the ground on Nov 3rd and had our son month early on Nov. 4th 2018, I ended up making a decision that was very hard which was to give my son up. I am very blessed with the family that took him in and I am doing my best to fix me to be me again because let’s face it not very many have gone through something like this. I am still attending school, involved with my 3 children and visit my 4th child with his family. I am a fighter, a strong focused woman and I hope to change the world for the better.
What do you value most from your country?
I value many things but as of late this country I live in has made me disappointed.
Who influences you to go after your goals?
My father, my kids, friends, family and the kids I taught as a 3year old lead teacher.
What advice can you give a teen about going through hardships?
I can say, I have faced many different types of hardships and no matter what anyone says it may not change how you feel at the moment but listen. I would say life is our testing grounds , bad, good, great and the worst can happen but you can get through it, you can smile again, the strength that you carry you must release to make a difference. Take one day at a time, focus on the good things and focus on making you a better you.
If you had only three wishes to change your family or the world’s life what would they be?
To own a home, have a good reliable vehicle, and for all of us to stay healthy.
Was there a time u helped others out?
Many times from giving out money to having friends and family stay with me. I have always helped my friends and family as best I can.
Are you happy in the position you are now in life?
Not fully no, but I am getting to the spot I want to be in.
What questions would you like me to make next for the new interviees coming to the website?
To be honest I do not like asking questions. 😂

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