Teen mum chases her dreams to become a doctor

16-year-old Georgia Hageman, with her son 1 year old Mason, is determined to overcome criticism and challenges to become a doctor. Photo / Supplied

HER heartfelt open letter shed light on the fears and challenges of being a pregnant 15-year-old. Now Auckland teen Georgia Hageman is mother to a chubby, 1-year-old son.

In the 13 months since her letter was published in the Herald, Georgia – now 16 – has faced public criticism and lost friends.

She has been yelled at in the street by strangers and reduced to tears in a shopping mall, but the gutsy teen is determined to gain financial independence and become a doctor.

“It is all hard and I am still adjusting,” she said from her Whenuapai home, with her son, Mason, cradled in her lap. “It’s really, really hard but at the same time it is the best thing that ever happens to you.

Excerpt from the Sunshine Coast Daily division of the New Zealand Herald – read more 

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I am a retired psychologist now writing freelance . I have published Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life, Young Man of the Cloth, The Pastor's Inferno, Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage, Release Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life, and Make the Best of Your Teen Years. I wrote a newspaper column in Batavia, NY for fourteen years. My articles are now available in my free newsletter, Sliding Otter News. Subscribe free at http://www.eepurl.com/mSt-P.

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