Rachel is a lot like other 5-year-olds: She’s energetic, likes playing on the playground, exploring gardens and picking flowers.
That wasn’t the case a couple of years ago. As a 3-year-old, the mobile trailer where Rachel lived was small, dark, cold and dirty. She slept on an old crib mattress on the floor. Every morning she got up quickly when she heard her brothers’ voices, knowing if she waited too long there would be no Cheerios for her. She was not yet potty trained, hid her accidents and sat in wet pants all day. The only time she cried was when she was scolded or...Read more