Hope for Monique


Last updated 9/10/2018 at 4:28pm

I was speaking at a summer camp for aboriginal teens. The rule with teens is that if you get one of them by himself or herself he or she has many, many functioning brain cells. Put two teens together and the number of functioning brain cells is immediately halved. But these were great kids with great potential. Life is challenging for them, though. Drug and alcohol abuse is common. A father in their lives is not. Many have considered suicide. One told me, "Things are dark where I live. There's fear. There's no joy."

And then I met Monique.

As crows sat in a tree overhead, trying to yell u...

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