I was physically and sexually abused from a very young age. By the time I was 13, I developed an eating disorder. While in high school, I started to self-harm, tried to commit suicide, and was in and out of hospitals and treatment centers. I eventually went to college, but one night at a party I was sexually abused by an older student. Things got worse from there and I ended up leaving school. I heard about Mercy from a friend and decided to apply because I knew I needed to deal with the root of my issues.
While at Mercy, I learned who I am in Christ. I know that my past doesn’t dictate my future and that my moods don’t have to depend on a number on the scale. I am who God says I am.
After graduation, I plan to finish my degree in psychology and get a job working with special needs children. I also have a dream to be a foster mom one day. I am so grateful to Mercy for giving me this opportunity and believing in me.