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Dreams Do Come True


 Editor    Feb 04 : 15:09
 None    Recovery Stories

I Became Homeless And A Derelict

I was about 13 years old when I started experimenting with drugs which led to my addiction. Due to my addiction, I did things I thought I would never do and did not want to do. One of them was stealing from my family and friends. Lying and stealing became part of my character and led me into isolation from friends and family. Eventually I became homeless and a derelict, begging in the city streets to support my addiction to crack.

After a while I noticed that I was paranoid even when I wasn't smoking crack. What

What followed the paranoia was delusions and hallucinations
followed the paranoia was delusions and hallucinations. I started to curse and scream at people for no apparent reason. In my mind, I knew they were out to get me.

It was painful. Homeless, addicted, mentally ill and living in cardboard boxes, one day I was on my way to a soup kitchen and noticed a modern building with the words Fashion Institute of Technology on it's facade. In a dreamlike state forgetting my pain for a moment I wondered what it would be like to be sitting in one of the classrooms.

After much pain I decided to go into recovery and eventually started to take a class at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I am now entering my senior year at the Institute and earlier this year they chose one of my projects to represent them at an exhibition held in the United Nations. Dreams do come true when God enters the picture. From living in cardboard boxes to using cardboard to present my design solutions. ( Psalms 20 )


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