“Danielle’s Story” is a series running throughout December.
To listen to the audio backgrounder from Family Radio CHRI, click the play button below. Follow along all month to hear this amazing story!
As soon as I turned 16, my friend’s mother invited me to live with them. It was a very emotional experience finally escaping my family once and for all.
It was a highlight of my life.
I remember laying down in the small bedroom that they let me stay in. They painted a nice cloud on the ceiling and they all were so very sweet.
At the same time, I was worried about how they might treat me. I had these panic attacks, with my heart racing and feeling like I was about to die.
I was confused emotionally, and scared, I guess.
My friends mom was very structured. She taught me about doing chores: doing dishes, laundry and all that. She never yelled at me, included me in the trips to the cottage, included me in all their family activities, helping in the garden.
They noticed that I was struggling with my homework, so they sat down with me at the table and helped me focus. I just wanted to write stories, but they helped me get through school.
Living with my friend proved to be the safest time in my life that I have ever felt. My grades went from D’s to A’s.
Stay tuned to Family Radio CHRI as two episodes unfold each week following the 8 o’clock morning and 5 o’clock evening news. As you prepare for Christmas with your family remember there are kids who are all alone.
Why not let them know that they are NOT alone?
Please give consideration with your family to adding just one more person to your Christmas list and sponsoring one of the youth in our program for only $30 /month?
Click “Donate Now” and make a lasting difference in the life of someone who just never had a chance before, just like Danielle.