Da'Shara has been in care since 2003; she has been in more than 20 placements in the past 11 years. Da'Shara was a habitual runaway until December 2013. Since being placed with her current family, she has not attempted to run away, her behavior has improved, her school work has taken a priority in her life and she is on track to obtaining a traditional high-school diploma. She needs a laptop for school; she will be 18 before she graduates high school; if she has a laptop, she will be able to access the APEX credit retrieval program and get through high-school faster. Da'Shara is interested in pursuing a degree in the culinary arts and has a talent for food preparation.