Tracy Broughton

Tracy Broughton was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Orange County, California. She was born a fighter, three months pre-mature. Doctors said that she was not going to make it, but she had other plans, she survived. Then a few years later Tracy was kidnapped at 3 years old. Her father’s car was stolen with Tracy in the back seat. Fortunately, she was found when the thief abandoned the car. In elementary school, her mother, Brenda, was diagnosed with stage four cancer and given six to eight months to live. In spite of the diagnosis, Brenda assured Tracy that she would see her graduate high school. Tracy dealt with her mother’s illness and many challenges, including abuse in the household, throughout junior high school. She moved eight times, in and out of the state, within several years. Tracy even moved out at 14 years old and lived on her own for a period of time, with the help of her parents, because of the uncertainty in the home environment. Tracy helped take care of her mother and three siblings, as well as worked while she was going to school. [+]