Fortunate always lived in fear of being thrown out of the shack where they stayed because they battled to pay their monthly rental. She lived with her boyfriend and their three-month-old daughter. Her boyfriend had temporary jobs, but she was unemployed.
"My mother was involved in a car accident shortly after I was born. She spent six years in hospital while I was raised by my aunts. She came home wheelchair-bound and unable to talk. My aunts only helped for three years before they left me with my mother.