Hear My Story: James
“When I was younger, my mom passed away and I have no dad,” James said. “When my friends are looking for cards to give their mother on Mother’s Day, I have to go to the cemetery to see my mom.”
James’ aunt stepped into his life as his foster parent when he lost his mom at a young age. Since then, she’s helped him grow into a man ready to embrace the challenges of adulthood.
“My auntie helped me understand how to take on the responsibilities of life,” James said. “She really helped make me the man I am today. She changed my life.”
James still misses his mother deeply, “everything I do, I do it to make my mom proud. I like to think that if she were looking down on me, she would be proud.”
Watch the video below to hear more of James’ story:
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