Hi. My name is Tori. I’m 18 years old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up in a small trailer behind my grandparents’ house because my mom was a teen mom and couldn’t afford to live on her own yet. My dad left us when I was 3 because he couldn’t stand all the problems we faced. He became an alcoholic and died 4 years later. By the time I was 12, I learned how to do almost everything by myself. My older sister had a baby and she was always gone so I watched her son. She got into drugs and later had her son taken from her. My mom had the same problem but instead they took her to a place that they said wasn’t appropriate to know about at my age. I still don’t know where she is to this day. I’m telling you all this because I’m not afraid. After very thing I’ve been trough I still believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I’m alive and happy and that’s what matters. If I can do it, why can’t you? Thanks for reading.