I finally made the call to Dave Bishop.
I told him about my life.
Dave told me I would qualify for Pathways, but I might have to wait up to a year. So during that time, I just continued with what I was doing. What I was doing was trying to keep myself alive. I was trying to survive. I wouldn’t come home at night until my mother was there to protect me.
And when Dave told me I’d been accepted into the program, I moved all my things in one day—all before four o’clock. Four o’clock was a really interesting time for me. It was like my life ended at four o’clock—because that’s when my dad came home…