Moving from Oregon to Manhattan was a big step forward. Hoping to leave their troubles behind them, they set off to move into a new home to start new lives.
The family of six arrived at the house. Lucy and Mark loved it because it was so cheap. Not knowing it was a run-down home, the oldest children hated it already. The twins were fine because they were together, like usual.
Fighting for lives
As their mother worked night shift, their father started coming home drunk every night. He started abusing the kids, and eventually raping the oldest daughter.
After years of the rapes and abuse happening, Madalyn finally came up with a plan to put a camera in her room to catch him in the act. After she caught him, she took the footage to the police so he'd be gone
After their father went to jail, Lucy was mentally unstable. Child Protection Services visited the home, and saw that she was unfit for parenting the twins. The children were put into foster homes and Madalyn later on reunited them and brought them home.
With their father in jail, Madalyn and the twins drove as far away as they could to start a new life.