"I'm mixed and have had girls put hate notes in my locker about the color of my skin."
"I was in a very destructive relationship. I made bad choices with the people I let into my life."
I had a rare disease at 18.
"I have been running in fear of my past."
"I awaited a liver transplant for 17 years."
"The really sad part of the story comes in when I have to admit that I never told ANYONE for more than 40 years."
"My sophomore year in high school was a struggle for me."
"We've been ridiculed, ill-treated, threatened, and otherwise persecuted from so many angles."
"What seemed like a dream had become a nightmare come true."
"...I found myself compromising my standards..."
"I wondered how I was going to tell me parents that I'm a Christian now."
"...when I was 11, everything changed and my parents suddenly divorced, and it was brutal."
"The 2003-2004 school years were not what I was expecting—it was horrible."
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