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Yolanda (right) enjoys a MELD banquet with her husband, Usvaldo, and her oldest daughter, Alejandra.
As a 16-year-old with five siblings and an abusive mother, Yolanda struggled to gain attention from her single parent. She finally succeeded – and in a big way, or so she thought – when administrators at Rockford East High School expelled her for fighting. But though it might have earned her some street cred with...