September 28, 2018
Story and portrait by Brandon Steinert
Hayley Ross is tough, in the way only a mom can be tough.
Her story starts with an uphill climb, when she dropped out of high school due to an unexpected pregnancy at age 18 and held down a job to make ends meet and care for her son.
Four years later, she had her second child, another boy.
A year after that, in 2015, she was expecting her third, which is when she committed to earn her diploma and college degree and start a career to support her growing family.