*Trigger Warning - difficult topics discussed*
In this episode, meet a woman who has endured more than most, yet lives with HOPE.
In her own words, "I am a 42 year-old African American Woman - Daughter of a beautiful, beautiful, amazing woman. From what I hear, a pretty awesome, cool father. I pride myself on keeping my commitments and living with integrity whether folks are watching or not".
She is a woman in recovery from drugs and she is currently going through treatment for Stage 3 colon cancer. She's recently learned about how childhood trauma can impact health outcomes in adulthood and would like to earn a PhD in Public Health to bring information about A.C.E.s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to her community. She'd like to be the reason some people might avoid the challenges she's faced as a result of information.