Quincy fulfills two life-long dreams
“I am very proud to have been part of Brantwood Children’s Home. Today, I am a fireman and a small-business owner. Both of these are dreams came true for me. As my business grows, I hope to give back to Brantwood. Brantwood saved my life.”
Shywon graduated from Faulkner University
“Growing up in the Tulane Court Housing Project, my life seemed normal. There were seven people living in a four-bedroom apartment — my mom, three girls and three boys, with me being next to the youngest. My mother raised us to the best of her ability as a single parent. Our home was like any other — there were good times and bad. Then, three days after my 13th birthday, my mother died from cancer. Her oldest child was only 18, without any concept of how to keep us all together. In an instant, my family was ripped apart. With the exception of my older sister and brother, my siblings and I went into foster homes.”
“Being in the system is not as bad as it seemed, but the separation from my siblings was the worst part. After being taken from place to place, I ended up at Brantwood in 1991. This move changed my life. When I first arrived, I was very withdrawn and didn’t want to be there. I remember crying all night long, wishing that my life could go back to the way it used to be. But Brantwood eventually made it easier for me.”
Words can’t express how much impact Brantwood had on my life. Thank you for all you’ve done, and for being there when I needed you most.
These testimonials exhibit the impact that Brantwood has on the lives of the young people it serves. These individuals have given permission for the use of their testimonials and photographs.