Ever since she was 16 years old, Angela has been employed. It was an accomplishment that she was always proud of, but in 2019 her life changed forever. She was rushed to the hospital after her doctor discovered that her IUD had traveled inside her body and was causing a dangerous blood infection. She spent three months fighting the infection before she was released from the hospital to go home.
The ordeal left Angela unable to walk on her own and she was forced to get around with the assistance of a walker. With no income, she still had bills to pay. Angela applied for Social Security and was approved but she couldn’t shake the feeling that her life lacked purpose.
However, Angela did not give up. In 2022, she started working with Goodwill Temporary Services and was placed with a job. This year, she applied online for an Intake Specialist position at Goodwill Houston and now works at the River Oaks Career Center location helping others to find their purpose through the power of work.