|Also known as||None|
|Born||30th January 1964|
|Family & Relationships|
Vanessa was a young student when she got attacked in an alley. She got beaten up and raped by some men, and then left behind. She got found by a young doctor named Stephan Silvester. He rescued her, and they connected.
She later discovered she was pregnant, but she couldn't afford any prenatal care. She went back to the hospital at 7 months and asked for the doctor who helped her before. Although he was only active in the ER, he stayed with her during the delivery of her first child ; Morgan.
The two fell in love during her additional stay. Stephan embraced the idea of raising a kid, and the two lived a happy life untill the hospital found out. This got Stephan fired and Vanessa found herself in a situation with no money, a baby and a boyfriend who didn't have a job. She was ashamed, and had to get a job as a waitress to make ends meet. They lived in a tiny condo, but they made it work.
Shortly before Morgan's first birthday, the couple found out they were expecting another child, leading to Stephan taking on extra shifts as a security guard. Since Morgan's development was unstable and insecure at this point, Vanessa had fears for the next baby. But Riley turned out perfectly fine.
One night shortly past Riley's third birthday, Vanessa suffered a blow when Stephan's side of the bed was empty. She found herself spiralling in depression and child services intervened. That was the last time she ever saw her daughters. She also never saw her true love, Stephan.
She has been working as a librarian ever since, after completing her studies eventually. Riley seeks out her mom when she's a teenager, asking about her father. The two of them reconnect, and Riley states she doesn't blame her mom for giving them up.