Yasmin Young Salutes Porsha Edwards as WNY’s Hardest Working Woman
Every Wednesday Yasmin Young of the 2 To 6 Takeover and The People's Station will select WNY's Hardest Working Woman to feature here on WBLK.com and receive a prize! Meet our current winner, Porsha Edwards!
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I believe I'm WNY's Hard Working Women of the week because I'm a go gotta and the perfect mother a child could have. With everything going on in my life and what I've went through I manage to keep going on and helping others as much as possible. I have 5 beautiful daughters and one of them is my guardian angel, and her twin sister is currently in children's hospital 3 months old and on her way home. While I go back and fourth to visit her and trained for her condition to come home, I work full time a xerox and part time at the boys and girls club at buffalo . I still manage to keep up with activities,outings,and parties with my other daughters who are 3, 4, and 7. Also I make sure my family, including their father, are the happiest on earth. I don't have much time for myself but I make sure others around me and that are connected to me are happy.
Tina is the mother of 3 children and grandmother of 5. She has fostered over 150 children and adopted 3 children, ages 16, 11, 8. She is currently a Buffalo Peacemaker and a non-profit organization name No More Tears. Tina says, "I'm very active in the community. I have love for my community and the youth . I'm always willing to help at anytime. Young people know I'm there for them. I work with homicide families and inner city Youth. And work another job." We salute you Tina, keep making our community a better place!
"God has allowed me to live two lives in one lifetime. For many years I was in active addiction in the city of Buffalo. Living with a secondary illness, and made it to recovery. I'm about to celebrate some clean-time and I'm truly grateful. I'm employed at one of Buffalo's best hospital with a very special population of people. I got married on December 12th 2015 to a very good man, I have 4 wonderful children, and 2 grandchildren who bring out the very best in me. I never though I would be where I am today. So for me its not about just being the hardest working women in Buffalo, it's about being the best women I can be!!!!!" Keep staying clean and being a strong woman Yolanda, we salute you!
Alexis is the mother of a 3-year-old toddler. She is the oldest of 9 and helps care for them as well. Alexis says, "When I'm not helping my siblings I'm taking care if my mother who is epileptic and has seizures. On top of all the help I give to my family I help the organization Open Buffalo spread the word about community policing in the neighborhoods. Once that's done I return to my day to day job as a personal special education aide for buffalo public schools where I help assist an autistic first grade class at Highgate Heights Elementary School. Not to mention I'm only 22 years old!" Keep up the amazing work Alexis!!
Lynnette was nominated by her daughter, who says "My mom is the most hardest working woman I know. She has been a teachers aid at Aloma D. Johnson for almost 10 years. And In between that she receive her Associates Degree, while taking care of my late grandfather. She a single mother of 2 girls (ages 15 and 21) and she works 60-hours a week and also takes care of my grandmother. She teaches me essential values that may help me to become as successful as she is." Keep representin' for the strong, independent, hard-working women Lynnette!!
Tyonna is a mom, student, studying to become a pharmacy technician and works as a PCA for Interim Health Care! If that wasn't enough, she also has a side hustle as a hair stylist (#TouchedByT)! She does all of this at the young age of only 21! Tyonna says, "I am doing my best at raising my 6 year old into a strong minded young man and my almost 2 year old into a respectful, clean young lady. My goal is for my children can have someone to look up to besides a rapper or Basketball player, because someone once told me Parents with Careers raise Children with careers." Keep being a strong working woman and mom Tyonna, we salute you!
Dasia is working full-time, while attending graduate school full-time at Buffalo State. She is studying Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. She also has an internship part time, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Dasia says, "I am WNY hard working woman of the week because I'm working on my future, while balancing every other aspect of my life as well. Balance is key!" Keep it up Dasia, we salute you!
Marlyce works full-time, over 50+ hours as a Dental Hygienist at Western New York Dental Group, after recently graduating from ECC! She is also back in school full-time at Buffalo State College to complete her next degree so she can become an educator in her field. She does all this while being mom to her 10-year-old athlete daughter who attends one of the top schools here in Buffalo. Marlyce says, "Between work, school, and being a mom all full-time, I'd say I am definitely WNY'S hardest working woman of the week!! Anyone who knows me will agree!" Congrats Marlyce!
Nea, who is the mother of two children, graduated from college in May!! She says, "My daughter is in honors and maintain great grade through the school year with everything she has been through this year and my son is very smart also! I try to be the best mother as possible to my two children and teach them the right things being a single mother and all but I love them very much and will continue to work hard as a mother and as a college student!" Congratulation Nea and keep doin' your thang!
Cortney is a 26-years-old, full time cosmetologist and nail tech at Root 78 Salon and Spa in Newfane. She is "mom" to her boyfriend's son after her boyfriend was incarcerated. Cortney says, "I work very hard to provide for my 5 year old stepson and his father. I take care of everything and am very proud that I could make such a difference in this child's life!" We salute you Cortney!