- A single mother said she started an initiative that was birthed out of a horrible pregnancy experience after baby daddy walked out on her
- Shirleen Mukami said she had to do the pregnancy journey alone forcing her to drop out of college and have a strained relationship with her parents
- Now, alongside her friend, she visits single mothers and takes baby products to them to make them feel supported despite not having baby daddies to help them
A single mother identified on Twitter as Shirleen Mukami has opened up about her stressful pregnancy that pushed her into starting an initiative that is now helping distressed pregnant women.
Why baby daddy left
According to the mother of one, she told the man responsible for the pregnancy and he refused to accept responsibilities and even at one point, asked her to terminate it.
Part of her long story on Twitter read:
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"It's been a ride of hell and unbearable heartbreaks and pain. Still, I press on. My entire pregnancy was a journey of unforgettable pain, sorrow and regrets. I had thought otherwise about keeping this baby but eventually, I decided to keep it and raise him. I shared the news of my pregnancy with the man I was in love with. The man I knew was responsible."
However, the 20-year-old said she had already anticipated his reaction and had told her friends that he would deny responsibility.
"And he did. I was not surprised. But what hurt me most is that I didn't even tell him about it to try and 'trap' him into raising the baby with me. I had decided I would still keep it. After endless days of trying to reason with him, I gave up and decided to focus on me and the human being growing in me. And then when he now decided that we terminate it, I felt stupid," she added.
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She went through that pregnancy journey alone and she said it strained her relationship with her parents and resulted in her dropping out of college.
She also never had any baby shower and when the baby came in June, things became harder that she regretted keeping the child.
However, she called a friend of hers who had also had a baby and together they started visiting other single women and taking baby care products to them.
Out of these visits, they launched baby shower visits that are meant to bring smiles to pregnant women or single mothers with baby daddies who don't care about their kids.
Single mom gets brand new home
In a different story, a single mother of four said she was overwhelmed by emotions after she was handed the keys to her new home.
The mom was among the many single mothers who have benefited from the Warrick Dunn Charities.
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Her home was the 194th house the Warrick Dunn Charities gifted single mothers.
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