A young man overcomes tragedy and adversity at a very young age.
When I was born neither one of my parents were able to take care of me, and I went to live with my grandmother.
Five years later my youngest sister Aaliyah was born and she too was sent to live with us at my grandmother’s house.
When we were with our parents they would take us shoplifting to different stores, we were young and didn’t understand what was happening.
During the time that our grandmother was taking care of us she had many health problems. I would help her with her medicine so she wouldn’t get sick
A couple years later on January 20 my grandmother had died.I will always miss my grandmother but also I understand now how important it is to take care of myself. My family dynamics have changed a lot but for the better and there will be a new chapter in my life in the future.