The truth is that I know I lack natural charisma and I don’t inspire people as easily as others, but what I do have is my story. I have a passion for volunteering because of where I came from. I start with a quote “Get Started, Make it happen”. (Author Unknown).
It really can be that simple.
My family poverty started when I was 5 years old and continued all the way through high school. I have a passion for helping children because I was one of those kids being swallowed up by poverty, wanting more but having no idea how to get there.
Part of my childhood was spent living at The Hub Motel and at times we lived in the back of a truck when we were in between motels or apartments. A single wide trailer with mismatching siding was what I came to call home until I was able to move in with a caring family and graduate high school. The help that I received during that time made a huge impact on me. I am not sure where I would be today if caring people had not shown me compassion and inspired me to believe that I could be more than what I was born into. I have grown to understand that it is not only important to plant a seed that grows hope in children but that when the effort is given you can make a difference.