Alecia Faith Pennington is using YouTube to help prove her identity as a U.S. citizen.
The 19-year-old girl was born in Texas, homeschooled her entire life and never hospitalized. There is no evidence of her birth in the United States and therefore she can't get a job, travel or even get a driver's license.
“…I was born at home and my parents neglected to file a birth certificate or birth record of any kind. They also never got me a Social Security number,” Pennington says in the video. “This leaves me nothing to prove my identity or citizenship.”
The girl claims she wrote to a judge in her county, requesting a delayed birth certificate but he refused the documents because there was “insufficient proof.”
“But that’s all the proof I have,” she adds.
What’s worse, her parents have refused to help her out.
“I didn’t pick this situation for myself. I just have to deal with the consequences. I don’t know how to fix this,” Pennington says before requesting for help from people who have faced/are facing a similar problem.
Her plea (above) was posted to Reddit on Wednesday and has since gone viral.