There was a lot of trauma and chaos from the time I was born. My father was an alcoholic, and although my mother did not use, there was a lot of fighting and turmoil growing up. My mother focused on work and school after my parents separated to provide for my brother and me.
I was the addict who no one including myself thought would or could get clean. Today, my only desire is to be a beacon of hope for those who feel like all is lost. I surrounded myself with strong women in recovery until I became one, and my tribe keeps growing. Fellowship RCO saved my life and gave me a chance when no one else would. I was shown grace and shown how to be an active member of the community through doing service and showing love. In the process I found my family.