When I was 6 years old, my parents abandoned me and my two younger sisters by a dumpster. After being found, my sisters and I went in and out of fosters homes until we were considered too old to receive help any longer. I have struggled with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and reactive attachment disorder since my parents left me to die at that dumpster.

Things have only gotten worse for me as the years have passed. I no longer qualify for SoonerCare because I don’t have children, and I have been unable to get approved for disability assistance. This has been a very difficult struggle because my mental health conditions are debilitating and keep me from being able to consistently hold a job. If I couldn’t get help from programs like this, I don’t even know if I would still be alive.

*Name of client has been changed