Her parents completely abandoned Angela. They were drug addicts and drunks. They had given up on everything but their next fix. She was given to her grandmother, who lives in extreme poverty. There was no place for her, and she would literally sleep on the dirt floor. Angela was malnourished and filthy when rescued but came with a resilient heart that still had joy and kindness in it.
It was not long after coming to Casa Angelina that Angela really awakened. She became super friendly, laughs all the time, and can be seen playing with her friends each day at one of the playgrounds. She enjoys school and now has everything she needs to live an exceptional life.