A 22-year-old woman was thrown out of her home when she was just 16 and would sleep in the stands of a rugby club.
Aisa Ali tried to take her own life after her parents split and then her mother threw her out of her home when she was 16.
She became an alcoholic when she was 17 and would drink a liter of vodka a day and started taking drugs.
She said: “I got home one day and all of my stuff was in a bag in the garden.”
Aisa was homeless for four months before she started living with her foster parents.
However, she ran away from their house to live with her boyfriend who was 10 years older and started drinking and taking drugs every single day.
She moved back in with her foster parents after breaking up with her boyfriend.
Aisa then came to know about the 12-week Prince’s Trust program. She then decided to turn her life around and the team leader and Aisa’s “second mum”, Abby Heath helped her.
She was offered a job as a logistics coordinator and has now won the Watches of Switzerland Group Young Ambassador Award at the Prince’s Trust Awards.
She said: “I feel completely honoured and humbled and I’d tell anyone who may be struggling to always believe that there’s a better life than what you’re living right now.”
“Everyone should join the Prince’s Trust – it saved my life.”
She says she has proved everyone wrong who thought she would be a drug addict or an alcoholic for the rest of her life.
Aisa, now lives in Leicestershire with her cat.
When she met Prince Charles, she told him her story and thanked him for setting up the trust that helped her to restart her life.
Aisa now shares her story through her YouTube channel to encourage others. She said: “I just want to be happy and spread positivity. That’s the most important thing.”
Recommended Video For You!
“This Hairdresser From Britain Gives Free Haircuts To The Homeless”