Before I came to Mercy, I hated myself and my body and felt completely rejected. I would put on a happy face and go to school and church but secretly I was struggling with bulimia and self-harm as a result of sexual abuse. I was angry with God and really hated my life. I knew about Mercy because my friend Megan was at the Nashville home. I didn’t know how to get out of my situation and was desperate for help so I decided to apply.
During my time at Mercy, God truly showed Himself to me and He is good! I learned the true meaning of forgiveness and how to live a life of balance, especially when it comes to exercise. I’ve also learned how to set boundaries and how to have great relationships.
After graduation, I want to get involved with my church, especially with the youth. In the future, I would like to get a job and maybe go back to college and finish my art degree.