A Fighter Since Birth: The story of Savannah Zayas — part one

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 Savannah and Layla in the kitchen of the family’s Kensington home. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

Savannah and Layla in the kitchen of the family’s Kensington home. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

By seventh grade, Savannah was already in danger of becoming a casualty of the North Philly streets; she’s endured horrific childhood abuse, eventually becoming pregnant by age 14. But Savannah — motivated by her newborn daughter — sets out to escape the cycle of poverty. Listen above or read the story here.

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