At the age of 9, I was raped on the school bus. When I was 12, my family moved and I started attending a new school. I did everything I could to fit in, becoming sexually active and experimenting with cigarettes. This eventually led to involvement with drugs and alcohol. My life was spiraling out of control and my addictions began taking over my life. My brother-in-law supports Mercy and he told me about the program, so I decided to apply.
While at Mercy, my life was completely changed. I am free from my addictions and I am free from shame and condemnation. I’m eternally grateful for Mercy and appreciate the staff for how patient and loving they were toward me. Now, I can be the person God has created me to be.
After graduation, I plan to spend more time with my family and get involved with my church. I would also like to pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. My goal is to minister to children and teach them about Christ while they are still young.