Stephanie and her brother, who is paralyzed from cancer, lost their home during Hurricane Harvey in Houston. They moved to Albuquerque to stay with their mom. But she wouldn’t let them stay with her. They had nowhere to go. They had no money. They ended up sleeping underneath a bridge for two days.
“I wanted to be a man. A leader. But I ended up becoming a menace to my community. I was destorying it with my gang lifestyle and criminal mentality. I was stealing cars and doing drugs. “
Believe it or not, Alonzo grew up as a very shelted child. “I had grown up as a sheltered kid. But I wanted a different life. My big mistake was not listening to my parents. I rebelled. They told me to do one thing and I wanted to do the opposite.”