"She took the loneliness away."

Crying uncontrollably for hours. Struggling to catch a breath. Pulling out her own hair. Magalie Alvarez, who had suffered mental and sexual abuse as a child, struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. But the 22-year-old professional Muay Thai fighter scared herself recently when she started thinking about driving her car off the freeway.

"When I felt like giving up, you were always there for me."

Melissa is grateful she can give her daughter, Mia, a life full of opportunities she never dreamed of for herself.

Born with methamphetamine in her system, Melissa was taken from her mom at birth and spent much of her young life in foster homes and her grandmother's care.