Untouchable Flame: A Memoir of a Young Girl's Hardship and Trying to Survive Through the Foster Care System

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9781468598254: Untouchable Flame: A Memoir of a Young Girl's Hardship and Trying to Survive Through the Foster Care System
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Untouchable Flame, a hundred and eighty page memoir, is an inspiring, true-life journey. It tells the story of a young girl born on the West Side of Chicago, who was often left by her parents, along with her siblings, in a dark, cold, rat-infested basement without food and proper clothing for weeks at a time, waiting for their mother to return from her drug induced gambits to care for them. Terrified by the nightly visits from two of her relatives, who began molesting her at the age of seven, this young girl was forced to turn to the only person she could trust: her poor, disabled grandmother, who despite her lack of education and advantages, taught the children in her care how to pray and believe in God. The children's faith in God was sorely tested when a tragedy happened, killing both her grandmother and step-grandfather. With no one to confide in, and traumatized by the tragic death of her grandparents, the author and her five siblings were placed into different foster homes, shelters, and group homes over the course of eighteen years. Untouchable Flame was written to touch the lives of thousands of people, who may have experienced the same kind of pain, and help them gain strength through the example of someone who was able to overcome great odds and eventually receive an education that allowed her to share her story.

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