My youngest sister started to get into drugs and I would even see her selling. Eventually, one of my brothers and one of my sisters moved to Mexico with their dad. It broke my heart when they left, because I was only a little boy wanting my family together. When …show more content…
But we chose to come back to our mom because my sister cried every night for her. My dad was upset and sad about this, so he took us back to our mom. When we lived with her, the house got raided twice by police looking for drugs but didn’t find anything. My mom thought she was free from the police.
But it got really bad and I saw her getting into fights over drug deals. She even almost killed my little sister and I when she was on drugs chasing her boyfriend at high speeds in the desert and crashed head on into her boyfriend’s car. The pain I felt from the impact and the long walk from the Mojave desert was unforgettably scary. I’m lucky to be alive same with my sister.
Months later, the police took me and my siblings out of class and asked us questions about my mom. They said they had a home for us because our mom had gone to jail. We had one last visitation with our mother before she was taken away and I remember crying, not wanting to let her go. It broke my heart seeing her sent …show more content…
I didn’t see my other sister for three years, which felt like eternity, but I finally found her on Myspace. We were able to start to hanging out, but I still missed my other big sisters who were always far away.
I ended up leaving foster care and I had my life dream on my mind -- the Marine Corps. I moved to Ventura County, joined a Fire Department program, got my high school diploma, earned 40 something college credits, and I quit drugs and drinking to improve my life.
My older sister eventually told me about Just In Time in 2015 and I’m so thankful for my mentor there, Marquelle. He has been such a great person to me and a huge help. Most of all, I respect that he is a Marine. I honor that and one day I want to earn the title of US Marine. I want to serve my country -- it’s my biggest passion in the world.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of Just In Time and to be considered to do the Culinary Arts Program! I’m grateful for you letting me be part of your family while I plan my future. Thank you Don, Janet, James and especially my bud Marquelle. I want you guys to be proud of me! God bless you