Wednesday's Child: Meet D'Mya

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 10, 2017

D’Mya Williams dominates on the soccer field.

She had two shut outs last year. From juggling, to dribbling, to placing it perfectly in the corner of the goal, you can tell she’s good.

D’Mya plays goal keeper at Godby High School. You might mistake her for pro soccer player Abby Wambach.

"I follow Abby on Instagram,” says D’Mya.

Not only does she love soccer, but she’s a huge music fan too.

"I love music,” says D’Mya. “I love all types of music.”

Her favorites are Tupac and Luther VanDross.

Back on the soccer field, she defends the goal, shot after shot. But the real challenge is off the field.

"It was hard,” says D’Mya. “I felt like everything I did wasn't right."

D’Mya entered the foster system years ago.

"I went to live with my mom for like 6 months,” says D’Mya. “We became homeless. She made me do stuff I didn't want to do. That was hard for me."

She’s still in the foster system at age 16.

"I hope she gets a forever family. I hope she gets that stability that's been lacking for her,” says D’mya’s case manager Ashari Brooks. “I hope we find a family that's going to keep her in their home, even after she turns 18. Where she goes for Christmas, who she calls when somethings wrong. Every child deserves to have that."

Ashari says despite the trouble she’s faced in life, D’Mya is determined to pursue her hopes and dreams.

"I want to go to the University of West Florida and become an orthodontist," says D’Mya.

A goal that isn’t surprising, because her smile isn’t easy to forget.

"She's got such a sweet nature,” says Ashari. “She's very open. She’s like a friend"

D’Mya has come a long way. Even though she’s just two years shy of aging out of the foster system, getting adopted is the ultimate goal.