In the mid 1990's, she was struck by a truck in Texas. Several years later, her newborn daughter died at just five months old. Last year, she was pushed off a cliff in Nashville and spent well over a month in Vanderbilt. She survived all of that and the one thing she brings up time and time again, is the death of her five month old child.
Today, Dawn lives under a bridge. She can barely walk more than 100-feet, but somehow makes it down the steep embankment each evening before falling asleep alongside a creek in Nashville.
In November, Dawn will turn 49
Henry David Thoreau wrote, "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us." Dawn has much more to conquer. Her entire life is ahead of her.