I was taken into custody in October 2006 due to abuse and neglect. I remember feeling sad and scared, because of not knowing what would or could happen from there. My perspective changed when I met some of the staff at Helping Hands and it changed my life from going down the wrong path to a more straight and narrow one. Carmen Landy has been there from the beginning and has continued to be there for me even after I left Helping Hands. I graduated high school and joined the U.S. Army, later attended college and received an Associate degree in Business Management. I am a security officer for Dominion Energy and getting ready to start my own business. My goals are to start my business and buy my own house soon.