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Too Much Truth: Homeless Teens Graduate With Honors

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(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

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Derrick Boazman brought the story to you first. Two teenagers graduated from high school with high honors, but what’s special about these two girls is that they were homeless for most of their time at school. 17-year old Chelesa Fearce graduated from Charles Drew High School, and was named valedictorian. Her older sister, 18-year old Chelsea Shelton graduated as salutatorian from Atlanta’s George Washington Carver High School.

The two girls along with their mother, Reenita Shepherd, and their two younger siblings had to live and shelters, and sometimes the family car. Despite the odds, both girls felt that they had to work hard to make a difference in their lives, and the lives of others.

Today on Too Much Truth, DB was able to get the story in person, and was able to see how inspiring this family was. To reward them for their accomplishments, DB was also able to set up an account for listeners to send them a financial blessing. If you want to give generously, you can log on to www.thefearcefund.eventbrite.com, or send your donations to Reenita Shepherd at P.O. Box 1965 Atlanta, GA 30301. If you missed their heart touching story, click on the links below.

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