K, the youngest of 3 children of a drug-addicted mother and incarcerated father, was a chronic truant, failing all but one of her 8th grade classes. Judged dependent, she and her older sister were sent to a gifted foster mother. After the 1st quarter of 9th grade, K had caught up. By the next semester, she was on the honor roll. She has started her sophomore year with two Advance Placement classes. That is resiliency.