Jazmine grew up in New York, the only child of a very wealthy family. Her father worked in Finance and her mother was his strongest asset. She handled all the parties, dinners and social events required by his position in one of the top companies on Wall Street. Raised as a princess with a diamond encrusted gold spoon in her mouth, Jazmine’s early childhood was perfect.
She was five when her mother died in a tragic car accident and Jazmine became the center of her father’s world. He hired nannies to care for her, and she continued to have everything a princess should. She was the envy of everyone at her upscale private school. The other girls all fought to be her friend and to receive even the slightest acknowledgement from her. She would accompany her Dad to play openings and all the charity events. She was his companion for everything. They grew very close.
At twelve, with no warning at all, tragedy struck, and her life changed completely. She lost everything except for a few clothes as they moved her to a Children’s Home and then to a foster home where she cared for the foster parent’s young twin daughters.
Having left the mansions and private schools behind, she attended a local public school. She worked hard as she knew this was what her parents would want and got good grades. But being the lowly foster kid, looked down on by most, she didn’t have many options.
Having lost her mother at five, her dream life at twelve, and her father at seventeen, Jazmine knew all too well how life can snatch any happiness away.
She worked hard in college and graduated with two master’s degrees. But the greatest thing while there was meeting the love of her life. He was studying to be a Neurosurgeon and after graduation; he accepted a residency at one of the top Neurosurgical clinics. While this meant moving to Wyoming, Jazmine would go anywhere if she could be with him.
For New Yorker and Harvard Grad Jazmine, the journey from blissful to shattered was only a 4-hour flight. The soulmate, she supported through medical school and came to join, has moved on, abandoning her in this small Wyoming town. Now she needs a job, and to forget. Not to mention a reason to live. The town’s welcome helps, but is it enough to risk relighting her flame of hope? Is happiness only ever going to be an unreachable dream?