- been within fifty feet or so of drug dealer related shooting and in the midst of a community scrambling for safety,
- been given a purple planted orchid by a Saintly named woman out of her baby carriage filled with her worldly belongings,
- been adopted into fatherhood by a young lady whose life story is tragic beyond words to convey and
- been given a purple beaded bracelet as a sign of this daughterly adoption.
As I come to know these fine people, they share with me more of their personal and sensitive stories. Their collective story is what I am trying to share with you as my way of breaking the stereotypical beliefs that exist. "Blog names" have occasionally been given to me by the person whose story I am telling. Names are never their actual names and wherever I can do so, I might use the opposite pronoun (his/her, etc.) just to help increase their privacy.
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