Hello, my name is Amber and I have been in the Nebraska foster system since I was 16 years of age.
When I was younger, my parents weren’t the best fit, so I then proceeded to live with my other family. While living with my family there was a lot of other complications and mistreatment. At the end of my second grade year I was blessed with a hero, the one who set me free from all complications and problems. But then all those complications and problems came back to me when I was 12 years old in my mind, body and spirit.
The pain and the horror of self-mutilation and suicidal ideation took over my life, for the past six years I have been fighting to find who I really am.
Today I stand two months from being a year clean, with no self-mutilation or suicidal Ideation.
Today I know who I am and I am here to show and guide any current or former foster youth in the system of Nebraska and nationwide.
Today I am here to make a difference and stand up for those who have no voice.