Several months before I was born my dad left home with my 3 sisters because of the 2007-2008 post-election violence. My mother was left alone and went to her parents. While they were separated my mom had two more children but eventually returned to my dad. My parents later realized that they had AIDS and they both dealt with this reality by turning to alcohol. My dad died early in 2018 and my mom does not care about life anymore. This means she does not care about taking care of me either. I am in 3rd grade (Class 3) and thankful for the opportunity to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home.