About Total Life Recovery
- Serving: 30 Years
- Charged: Drug Possession and Credit Card Fraud
- Joined TLR: 2009
- Goals: To help troubled teenagers and help mothers in prison who are lost to get out of the dark.
My name is Kimmy and I grew up in an abusive home. After my parents divorced, my mom started dating other men. When I was 8, one of my mom's boyfriends raped me. When I told my mom what happened, she said, "Kimmy, do you know the story about The Boy Who Cried Wolf?" and I just started to cry because she was supposed to believe me and not them. From that day on, I was really angry with her. I was so angry and that's when my whole life turned. I hated my mom, I was angry. But I know now that she did that because she was co-dependent and chose her relationship over me.
My mother was very abusive physically and mentally. I started running away from home and I just kept running and going out, having sex with guys that didn't mean anything to me. I would avoid anything that reflected my mom and found myself on the streets. I was a prostitute, trying to be accepted, just wanting to be accepted by anybody, trying to find a family to anybody that would love me, just take care of me.
I started doing drugs at a early age and trying to get money any way I could. What brought me to prison was drugs - I have all kinds of charges. I was at OCCC awaiting trial when I climbed through the fence and escaped. They took me and put me in max custody, which is a lockdown. I was sentenced to 40 years in prison. It got dropped to 30 and I've served 10 years already, 9 of those were in the dark.
My miracle happened when I came to Total Life Recovery. God has changed my thinking over the years. Since joining, I have never received a write-up. This program has helped me immensely. Taking a look at self, even though I didn't want to. And it helped me with my anger, my emotions. It's given me hope, because I had none.