At first glance, Monica’s home on the southeast side of Grand Rapids appeared to be in great shape. What couldn’t be seen was the silent killer pouring out of her oven.
Hailey was born fighting for her life. Diagnosed with athetoid cerebral palsy, she was dependent on oxygen and feeding tubes early on just to survive. Over the next four years, Hailey continued to struggle with some of the most innate and crucial parts of physical life.
Agatha first came to the YWCA as a young victim of rape when she was 13 years old. Years later, the man who assaulted her was identified, and Agatha got the chance to testify in court. “I completely lost myself and I wasn’t able to function anymore because I was concentrating on the fact that I was going to have to come face-to-face with my rapist."