I was sexually abused between the ages of 14 and 18 which left me angry, bitter and numb. Soon after, my father passed away and my depression got worse. My life felt so dark and I didn’t care about anything. I have a daughter and I wanted to be a good mom but I was barely living. I heard about Mercy when Nancy Alcorn came and spoke at my church and I knew it was the place for me.
While at Mercy, I learned to feel again. I was finally able to grieve the loss of my dad and have been set free from the chains of my past. I have a reason to live and my daughter and I have the bond that I wanted. I feel so alive!
After graduation, I am going to college to get my Associates Degree in Child Development. I am also taking a class at the Art Institute for Photography and plan to get involved with my college group at church. Thank you so much to everyone at Mercy for all you have done in my life! This has been the best thing that I have ever done