Hello, my name is Gregory B. I was born on December 6, 1987 at 10:25 am weighing 4 lbs/6 oz. My mother had HIV and was addicted to cocaine when she gave birth to me at a Clinton correctional facility for women. When I was born, I had to be detoxed and stay in the hospital for six months with undeveloped lungs. I was also born with HIV in my mother’s womb. I was later tested HIV negative. My mother and father died when I was young. God has a reason for allowing things to happen. We may never understand his wisdom. My life may not be perfect but I am blessed.
After I got out of the hospital, I was immediately transferred to foster care where I spent my early childhood. I was child molested by one of the children living with me. I was later transferred to an adoption agency throughout my childhood years till the age of 12. From the ages of 12-16 I was at a residential home for boys. From ages 16-18 years old, I was going through foster homes and youth shelters.
Furthermore, between the ages of 18-20 years old, i was going from shelters to shelters and was homeless. At the age of 20, this is when I received a miracle phone call from Project Live. It was like winning the lottery! They were able to assist me with my new apartment, community services and anything I needed help with. I mean almost anything. I came a long way. Project Live has allowed me to grow, learn and recover. Project Live is truly a lifesaver. Things always have a way of working out. I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, but I am here today! I am stronger than yesterday. I have seen better days, but I have also seen worse. I don’t have everything that I want, but I do have everything I need. Thanks Project Live!