Jayce was a happy toddler when his stepfather came into his life. Soon after, however, Jayce’s demeanor changed drastically. He became very angry and carried that emotion into elementary school, where his outbursts scared other children. At such a young age, Jayce could not verbalize what was wrong,
so he acted out.
After Destiny’s parents separated, she felt angry and frustrated. She took her emotions out on her mother and withdrew from her friends. One day, her mom enrolled her in the Ruth K. Solomon Girls Program so she could spend time with other young women.
Mariana Alvarez was beyond distraught. Her sweet 7-year-old daughter Ana is permanently handicapped after suffering a severe asthma attack and in cardiac arrest. Ana can barely flash that beautiful smile of hers, let alone feed herself. And now, Ana, 9-year-old Mateo and 11-year-old Javier have been taken from her.
Ben was just so angry all the time. Why would his mom leave him for drugs? Why did his father abandon him when he was just a baby? He knew that his grandparents had meant well, but he still couldn’t help himself from lashing out at them. And now he didn’t even have them.