Teacher Realizes Triplets Only Talk To One Another And Finds Out They're 3 Starving Orphans

Jul 16, 2019

Sierra, Kassidy, and Haley Yeckes are triplet girls who started life facing an unbelievable uphill challenge. They hung together and supported each other for eighteen long, hard years. On graduation day, their lives changed dramatically.

When they were just three months old, their mother died. Shortly thereafter, their father went to prison, leaving them in the care of their grandmother. She didn't so much as send them to school initially. Their schooling began late when they were eight years old. After their father got out of prison, he nominally took custody of them. But, in reality, he often left them unattended for weeks or even months at a time. During this time, they began cooking and cleaning and looking out of each other.


They left his house after it was shot up one morning. He wasn't there, but the three of them were and there were three bullets. They decided it was time to go to the home of their other grandparents. They bounced around from one relative to the next and often were not provided the most basic essentials, like food or clothing. So they all three got jobs to provide for themselves. They started with babysitting jobs but later began working at Albertson's. 

This drudgery was their routine. In spite of all that, they each maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA. In other words, they were straight-A students. This earned them each a scholarship to the local University of Las Vegas.

They were all really happy to be graduating and becoming legal adults so they could finally leave home. They were excited at the prospect of moving to campus. Adulthood was something empowering, not a burden. A parent-less childhood had been much more of a burden.

But their graduation day brought yet more good surprises. A local news station, their employer, a car dealership and others pulled together to give them all a huge graduation day surprise. They each received $5,000 to help cover living expenses and college expenses. They also each got their own car, plus free car insurance, gas, and title for the first year.

This video gives some insight into just how much community support they got along the way. Numerous people and organizations were pulling for them and helping them out. It goes to show that no matter the burdens and obstacles, they can be overcome, especially if others throw in a little support.

If this pulled at your heartstrings, you should pass it on to someone else who needs a little inspiration today. We all need some inspiration sometimes.