My road in life has been direct.
Had always been good working with her hands, working with wood; built and sold bed frames and bars.
A high school teacher told her she had a valuable talent for carpentry; her life still got off track.
By age 20, she was selling drugs to make money.
Realized the dirty money wasn't worth it because it only lead to two places: jail or death.
Went back to school, got her carpentry license, planned on getting as far away from her hometown as possible.
A little voice inside her head wouldn't let her leave; felt her calling was to help her community.
Saw more and more children dying from gang violence, realized that the solution was counseling, mentoring.
Started Alemany Farm in 1991; provided a safe space for kids to learn, work, stay off the streets.
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