Wytosia T. McMillan, a 1994 child, born from two great individuals, but my first encounter of pain happened when I was, five.
This is when I was physically introduced to pain through molestation and rape. This act of selfishness is something I would never wish on no one. Years down the line when I was eleven, next time I would endure pain is when my father passed away from cancer and diabetes at the age of fifty-nine.
Mentally I was not prepared for my father to go away so soon. I did not cope nor understand what death was even during this time. The only way I knew how to deal with pain is through working till I cannot work no more, a learned behavior from within the home.
We, as a family was taught to sustain life battles in a humble fashion where we may not look like what we been through, but we went through it. Soon after my father passed, my mother became sick. Going from grieving child to in home nurse overnight. I knew I had to step up to the plate to do what no child would think about doing at the age of twelve; being a in home nurse to your only parent left on earth. This was a mental and physical battle I had to fight for years to come.
My goals are, to create a business enterprise that will provide affordable resources, housing, schools, community centers and curriculums-based programs that will aid and enhance an individual path to success while dealing with internal and external pain conflictions; even the wars we have no control over.
As I swallow my pride, and wipe my tears from this story, I pray one day I am able to see you all again but from the platform of One Touch, One Hope Inc and ACEs Matter.