Find Hope

Dad died. Then Mom. I was 13.

Tara

I just lost all hope. I was just being dealt the wrong hand. I really went into a depression.

Devastated by my little league coach.

Ned

Sal got to me and he looked dead at me and said; “That kid’s a cry baby. He quit last year, I don’t want him.”

Dad disowned me for going to church.

Stan

As I came out I heard her singing “Jesus loves me.” The faster she rocked, the louder she sang. My parents heard her and we were kicked out of the house.

Mom was very angry, very malicious.

Oscar

“You’re going to end up like your father, a bum on the street, a loser, an alcoholic.” As a kid, growing up hearing those things hurt me. I thought, “Man, after everything I do for you, this is how you love me.”

I can't really remember the traumatic event.

Amanda

My dad, my mom, me, and my baby sister would all sleep on a mattress in the truck bed.

Daddy pain.

Stevie

My dad has 4 great grandsons he has never met. They are not even on his radar.

Drugs brought money and popularity.

Christian

I was moving around twenty, thirty, sometimes forty pounds of marijuana a month. I was eighteen years old. I had money. I had friends.

Dad kept forgiving until my brother killed him.

Christian Harris

When my dad was struggling for his life, he went out into the yard to put himself out and the neighbors came to help extinguish the fire. Dad wanted to pray. Dad wanted to pray for my brother.

Met my Dad when I was eight.

Courtney

"So, by eighteen I was addicted to meth."