“Basically, my mother didn’t want me anymore,” begins Natalie Rose. “She put me out on the streets and I remember it being winter time and me living out of my backpack and finding places to sneak into for the night.”

In an emotional video, she shares her story.

This year, Child and Family Charities honored Nat with the annual Resilience Award. Watch along with us as she shares what it was like to grow up with support from the organization and its volunteers.

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