A biographical memoir of a childhood in a dysfunctional home. Joey's Story recollects a child lost in a tangled mess of poverty, neglect, and abuse. Her parents were ill-equipped to provide a loving home for their children, and Joey was often left in the care of her young aunts and the family's boarders who led a party lifestyle. Joey was soon involved in fighting, smoking, and shoplifting. Eventually, after her mother's death, Joey and her siblings were sent to foster homes, but her problems didn't end. Confusion and anger crippled her life.
Help came in the form of loving Christians who were able to reach out to the troubled young girl and introduced her the message of the Bible. Gradually Joey's Story took on a new light, and today Joey is a devout Christian and dedicated wife and mother giving her own children the childhood she never had.
This book is a must-read for adults who work with troubled children.
- True story of Joanna Heger, written by Ruth Ann Stelfox
- Paperback book, 6 x 9 inches
- Pages: 640
- Not recommended for children
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