Natalie Carson had been in foster care her whole life. She was placed in a Georgia home that abused her until she was 18.
Natalie recently moved back to Colorado to get her GED through a company that helps homeless foster young adults. She is now enrolled in college and is majoring in Computer Science.
Seems like a happy ending right? Well not completely. Carson created a Craigslist ad to find a family to celebrate her 19th birthday with.
"It’s something that I’ve never really had," says Natalie.“Of course I’ve had birthdays, but they haven’t been good. Usually, every birthday is really painful and hard."
Natalie is offering $8 an hour to the family that will make her 19th birthday memorable. According to ABC news, many families have reached out to help Natalie celebrate her birthday.
Hope you have a memorable birthday!