I never expected…
I never expected to be where I am today. I was fostered till I was 6. I was neglected, starved, abused in every way possible. At 6 I got adopted. My adopted dad sexually abused me. I felt so alone and scared. By the age of 15 I was always in trouble. I finally told my mom what was happening. She didn't believe me. But who could blame her I was a troubled child. I was thrown back into foster care. I felt so alone again. That feeling left me empty. So I did drugs. I was homeless and scared. Then I found the VOA homeless youth center. I sobered up. Not right away but i did.

I am now enrolled in college. Working on my prerequisites for nursing school. Ive got all A's in my classes. I am going to church and even have a wonderful boyfriend. I am so grateful for what I've been through if I didn't go through that I wouldn't be who i am today. Which is a responsible, hard working, sober adult.
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