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It's hard to imagine, but for the past eighteen years a Lafayette teenager has been living without a social security number or birth certificate.
It all started when the hospital Destiny Reddoch was born in lost all records of her birth. Having been home schooled and going through the state for medical insurance the Reddoch's made it this far without her paperwork.
It wasn't until recently after Senator Fred Mills got involved that the lost paperwork at Glenwood Hospital in West Monroe was discovered. But still being without a birth certificate, Destiny's life has been put on hold. She can't get a job, she can't get her license and neither can happen until she in fact proves she was born.
Destiny's mother Linda says she wants her daughter to become a productive member of society but how can Destiny do that without a birth certificate or social security number? Senator Fred Mills said Destiny should have her birth certificate soon, after all paperwork is cleared and finalized.
If you would like more information about Destiny's case you can visit their Facebook page named "Help Destiny Reddoch be Born"