I took advantage of everything the program had to offer. I took every class, I used the Career Center. I just wanted to make my life better. I ended up graduating as valedictorian. Now I’m in school studying to be a registered nurse, and I’m working part-time. My kids came to a Mother’s Day event at the Mission and also to my graduation—nowI talk to them all the time. I’m just grateful. I thank God for the donors because without them there would be no Los Angeles Mission, no Anne Douglas Center. Not only did they change my life, but they changed my kids’ lives and the lives of the people who are close to me.