Shyanne Anthony just turned 18, but she has been an adult for most of her life. Because of her mother’s disabilities and stints in and out of jobs, Shyanne did most of the duties of raising her younger sister. Then, in fifth grade, Shyanne lost most of her hearing. It took two years for the Anthonys to find out what was wrong. Shyanne gets by in school, but doesn’t have many friends. “Nobody wanted to be friends with the girl who couldn’t hear,” she said. Four years ago, Shyanne’s mom, Shannon, gave birth to twin boys whom Shyanne has acted as a parent to. “You’re like my mother,” Shannon said to her teenage daughter. The Anthonys live in Bowling Green, KY. This story was shot in the spring of 2012.