30 For 30 is special to HPF.  During the month of April it is Child Abuse Awareness Month and we do one blog post a day to bring awareness to this month.

Hero Story 7 Part 8 April 2019

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole     No sitcom could teach Scott, About the dram Or even explain the troubles that haunted my mom On Christmas time My mom Christmas crying Got me most of what I wanted how'd you do it mom? Huh, she got me toys I would play with in my room by myself Why he by himself? He got 2 older brothers 1 hood 1 good An independent older sister kept me fine when she could But they all didn't see Tile little bit of sadness in me--Kid Cudi     I got my hands on [...]

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Hero Story 7 Part 7 April 2019

The Formula for Happiness   Soarin’ Is this allowed? I sure bet my daddy proud A little nigga wit a Shaker smile On top of tile dreams is where I'm found Some figured I was Satan bound Until I came back with a style I found When I'm zoned, I'm feelin' alrlght!-- --Kid Cudi     As days of the summer came and went Eric's birthday came around. I got together a couple of the guys that I smoked with weeks before. On July 19th I woke up at around 9:30am and wished Eric a happy birthday.   "Happy birthday [...]

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Hero Story 7 Part 6 April 2019

A Psychedelic Summer   The drinks is on me The bitches, the hotel, the weed is all free Get high, I mean so high We don't see the whole suite Then fly to a level where you gonna need your own key --- Wiz Khalifa     My friends and I have always been interested in altered states of consciousness. So, one summer we decided we were going to go out into nature and get the most natural feelings you could ever have with being one with nature. We wanted this to be all natural. We ran across the street [...]

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Hero Story 7 Part 5 April 2019

Secrets Revealed   My face blew up at such a casual sight this miracle is of ecstatic fright they’ll rush above me to oblivion outlining white sidewalks with halogen oh have you ever felt so god damn strong how come it takes some people some damn long he tried to squeeze the lemon juice to rain the citrus drawing out the seasons stains---Passion Pit   After learning that my little brother had been abused by the same guy that had been abusing me for almost two years, my stomach dropped, and immediately felt like I had to throw up. It [...]

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Hero Story 7 Part 3 April 2019

The Down Fall   I wipe it off on a tile, the light is brighter this time Everything is turning blasphemy My eyes are red and gold, the hair is standing straight up This is not the way I picture me   I can't control my shakes, how the hell did I get here? Something about this, so very wrong I have to laugh out loud, I wish I didn't like this Is it a dream or a memory?   I've felt the hate rise up in me Kneel down and clear the stone of leaves I wander out where [...]

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Hero Story 7 Part 2 April 2019

A New Member to the Family   The battle loves to choose its fights Collapse the sight of soldiers eyes Bombs cascading over me May my body rest in pieces Spring morning rain Heal the wounds in me On me The battle is won I’m not coming home---A Skylit Drive     After Science Olympiad Mike and my family had gotten pretty close because he was an exchange student from Germany. He has been to Virginia and Mackinaw City He would talk about how the family he was living with wouldn't let him do anyt11ing. He was very unhappy there. [...]

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Hero Story 7 Part 1 April 2019

Silence is Screaming       Preface:   This project was entirely based on the true story of the life of a seventh-grade student through his junior year in high school. It is nonfiction and nothing was added that makes it fiction anyway. I thought that if I was going to write about this specific subject, I was not going to sugarcoat it at all. People need to know that crime is out and about, and parents need to know that being overprotective is good sometimes. Note that names were changed to protect the confidentiality of the situation.     [...]

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Hero Story 6 April 2019

I remember nothing but the pain inside my heart. The way it aches & burns & bursts enough to bowl me over into a million dark nights. I have shame to tell you how little I am able to remember. I erase the shame then; I'll tell you what I can. I remember the way my grandpa looked at me before I didn't understand what was wrong—when I thought that everything that was wrong was me. His eyes delved into me harder than anything I thought I'd ever known. I didn't remember him taking my body like a flower just [...]

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Hero Story 5 April 2019

Many People ask Me why I am so full on about Child Abuse Prevention. If You have time to read, I will tell You a bit about My life. Born in 1973 in Brisbane, Queensland. In 1974 I was caught up with many residents in the 1974 Brisbane floods. Floating down the street in a Basinet. We moved to NSW. My little Sister was born. We moved again. Mum and Dad split up. From 0 - 5 I seen much Violence. At 5 years old My Sister and Myself were adopted. We spent a small amount of time with Foster [...]

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Hero Story 4 April 2019

June 1, 1990, Columbus, Ohio. This was the day I was born, miraculously, to a drug-addicted mother who couldn’t take care of me. I was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, diagnosed with bilateral cleft palates which made it hard for me to breathe, mild cerebral palsy, significant hearing impairment, and legal blindness. I came out tiny and nearly impossible to feed properly. Immediately, I was placed in the foster care system for a chance at a better life, though, my foster dad and siblings treated me like I was a disease that didn’t belong in their family. Still, I had [...]

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