Photo Story: Young mom learns how to adapt to life after highschool and motherhood

Chandler Ignatowicz and her 5-month-old son Martin Williams play as they watch television on Nov. 10, 2014 in their home. Chandler Ignatowicz became pregnant with her son at 19 and is single mother. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz and her 5-month-old son Martin Williams play as they watch television on Nov. 10, 2014 in their home. Chandler Ignatowicz became pregnant with her son at 19 and is single mother. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Martin Williams wears a DOC Band that helps shape his head to a normal shape. He has a cranial condition called Plagiocephaly and he has to wear the band 23 hours a day. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Martin Williams wears a DOC Band that helps shape his head to a normal shape. He has a cranial condition called Plagiocephaly and he has to wear the band 23 hours a day. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz carries Martin Williams in to the dentist office with her. She has to take him with her due to expensive child care. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz carries Martin Williams in to the dentist office with her. She has to take him with her due to expensive child care. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Dr. Mary Johnson examines Martin Williams’ head at his weekly check up on Nov. 4, 2014 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix. The dummy head is a replica of his head when he was born.  (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Dr. Mary Johnson examines Martin Williams’ head at his weekly check up on Nov. 4, 2014 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix. The dummy head is a replica of his head when he was born. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Dr. Mary Johnson and Chandler Ignatowicz examine Martin Williams’ head at his weekly check up on Nov. 4, 2014 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix. Williams developed rashes on the back of his head due to the helmet. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Dr. Mary Johnson and Chandler Ignatowicz examine Martin Williams’ head at his weekly check up on Nov. 4, 2014 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix. Williams developed rashes on the back of his head due to the helmet. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Dr. Mary Johnson examines Martin Williams’ head at his weekly check up on Nov. 4, 2014 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix. The dummy head is a reference point to Williams’ progress. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Dr. Mary Johnson examines Martin Williams’ head at his weekly check up on Nov. 4, 2014 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix. The dummy head is a reference point to Williams’ progress. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Martin Williams is guided to roll over in physical therapy on Nov. 4, 2014 with the help of Chandler Ignatowicz. Williams has torticollis which prevents him from rolling over. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Martin Williams is guided to roll over in physical therapy on Nov. 4, 2014 with the help of Chandler Ignatowicz. Williams has torticollis which prevents him from rolling over. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Martin Williams is guided to roll over in physical therapy on Nov. 4, 2014 with the help of Chandler Ignatowicz. Williams has torticollis which prevents him from rolling over. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Martin Williams is guided to roll over in physical therapy on Nov. 4, 2014 with the help of Chandler Ignatowicz. Williams has torticollis which prevents him from rolling over. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Martin Williams is guided to roll over in physical therapy on Nov. 4, 2014. Williams has torticollis which prevents him from rolling over. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Martin Williams is guided to roll over in physical therapy on Nov. 4, 2014. Williams has torticollis which prevents him from rolling over. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz and Martin Williams watch television in their home on Nov. 10, 2014. Martin Williams has to wear the helmet for an extra month because he went for too long without wearing the helmet resulting in not enough improvement. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz and Martin Williams watch television in their home on Nov. 10, 2014. Martin Williams has to wear the helmet for an extra month because he went for too long without wearing the helmet resulting in not enough improvement. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz holds Martin Williams as she cooks herself steele oats. She is on a diet and has lost at least 10 pounds so far. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz holds Martin Williams as she cooks herself steele oats. She is on a diet and has lost at least 10 pounds so far. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz eats while watching Martin Williams on Nov. 4, 2014 in their home. Chandler Ignatowicz doesn't have much time to herself and sets him in the rocker to eat. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz eats while watching Martin Williams on Nov. 4, 2014 in their home. Chandler Ignatowicz doesn’t have much time to herself and sets him in the rocker to eat. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz counts calories as part of her diet. This is hard for her because she still has cravings. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz counts calories as part of her diet. This is hard for her because she still has cravings. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz gets help from her mother Dana Ignatowicz as she does homework as part of her online classwork on Nov. 15, 2014. Dana was also a single mother and helps her daughter care for Martin Williams on the weekends. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
Chandler Ignatowicz gets help from her mother Dana Ignatowicz as she does homework as part of her online classwork on Nov. 15, 2014. Dana was also a single mother and helps her daughter care for Martin Williams on the weekends. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)
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