My childhood was full of bullies, abuse, drugs, and suicidal thoughts. Those things were my normal. I came to Springboard because I was hopeless and in despair. My life was so out of control: I was doing drugs, keeping secrets, and sneaking out. I hated myself, I hated God, and I couldn’t forgive. I was stuck and lost. In middle school (around 11 years old) I got caught up in a hopeless cycle of pain and abuse and I didn’t know how to get out. I was looking for love and hope. At Springboard I am ready for everything to change. I want to be happier and learn how to manage my emotions. I need to learn how to have healthy friendships and relationships, but mostly I need to learn who I am. As for my family, I want us to get to know each other again and be healthy. I have great parents and I can now see that they have always been there for me and always kept loving me.
Favorite Scripture: Luke 12:28 “And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you! Why do you have so little faith?”