When it became apparent that her mother was not capable of parenting, Savannah took on the role. She got the younger children up and to school, signed papers, coached little league and worked to ensure that her sisters had food and clothes. Add to this assumed task of motherhood that fact that Savannah lives with Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent; she has to give herself two shots a day). While doing this she continued academic excellence and participated on the band’s dance team. As a senior, Savannah is in the National Honor Society and Senior Girls’ Honor Society at AP Brewer High School. She plans to attend college and major in engineering.
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