Ashley pauses often as we talk to smile at and gently touch her 2-1/2 month old son as he grins winningly at her from his carrier. Ashley is 25 and has two other children, a girl aged 6, and a boy aged 3. She had been at the Rescue Mission since April
It was hard to imagine that the healthy 6’1” man in my office had once been down to 133 pounds and in a wheelchair.
Mary is only 22 years old, but already has a lifetime of sorrow. You wouldn’t know that from her sunny smile and mischievous eyes though.
Mary was born in Anchorage but lived most of her life in Michigan. She moved away from Michigan in July two years ago to leave a bad lifestyle and a worse relationship.