Case Study #2
March 30, 2012
This interview was completely different from the previous interview and actual interview I had planned. However, this was an assignment from God, and she has been such a blessing to me as well. For the past week or two, I’ve been jogging around the local stadium for exercise and meditation time in the early mornings. Well one morning out of nowhere, this young lady ran upon me and began a conversation with me. This was very strange, but I have enjoyed assisting her because she’s very intelligent and one day will have a great testimony to inspire others as well. In the end, her future will be very successful due to her humbleness and strive to better herself and family.
Unlike some children, Jane Doe was born into a home shaped and surrounded in poverty. She was born into a single parent home, the older of two girls, and was forced to be the primary aid of financial support for the family. In her early years, she witnessed her mother fall victim to hard drugs and alcohol. While attending school, she was teased and mocked, which forced her to stray from school due to bullying and embarrassment. At the age of 14, she and her sister watched her mother slowly die in their arms from an overdose of drugs. Since then she says her life has never been the same.
Due to an expulsion stemming from too many absences, she was allowed to finally come back after school officials thoroughly reviewed her living conditions and situations. For a while, it was hard to face reality, and she always felt alone and no one loved her. But because she was the older sister, she stayed strong the best she could to tend to her younger sibling. She sadly expressed, “There has never been a time that I felt I was good enough to do something until literally running into you yesterday.” This almost brought me into tears, but I had refrain in order to continue the conversation.