My defiance and need to continuously sabotage my future was compounded with years of substance abuse. Victoria took me on after other mentors found me very difficult to work with. I grew to have a tremendous amount of respect for her because she exemplified patience & understanding as well as refusing to let me fall short/manipulate my way out of responsibilities. She contributed in the success that I am currently experiencing (I'm holding a part-time job, taking college classes & have developed a better relationship with my family – I never thought this was possible). Without having someone believe in my potential & guide me along, I would still be very lost today.