Not too long ago I heard her say, "I never met a drug I didn't like." That scared me so badly that I had to share some things that I went through in the hope that it will prevent someone from going down the same road that she is. How can I watch someone drown and not jump in after them? Even if she lives through everything that she's doing to herself and her loved ones, what will her consequences be in the end? This young lady has been running away from home, having sex with multiple partners, and has been into very heavy drugs along with other criminal activities. Since her parents, the police and the court systems have done the best they could to intervene, they will now have to sit idly by and just hope for the best. She was so sweet, so young, so innocent. How did this happen? She's only thirteen. I wish I couldn't relate... but I can.
Michael Kennon is the CEO and President of Kennon Transport, LLC, a successful trucking business he runs with his wife, Sue. Before owning his own company, Mike was a runaway and was virtually homeless for most of his childhood and young adulthood. To survive on the road, Mike drove trucks, sold encyclopedias, hustled pool, was a baker, ski instructor, sous chef, drug dealer just to name a few. Drugs and other dependencies took over Mike's life to the point that he could not accept help when it was offered, nor could he stop running away from a past that haunted him. While now blessed with what he has achieved in his life and in his personal and family relationships, things were much different at one time. "Memoirs of a Runaway: A Story of Hope" is a tale of survival and spirituality. Isolation and reconnection. Most of all, it is a hand reaching out to those who travel down the same troubled path; a story of hope.
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About the Author
My father died when I was 10, mom remarried a man that was mentally and physically abusive. By age 12, I was running away. By age 17, I had hitchhiked across country several times and driven over 250,000 miles in a semi alone before I even had a drivers license. I continued a life of separation from friends and family, isolation, countless codependant relationships, wondering how many times can I escape death, and did I even care? Hung out at pool halls, bars, and drug dens; whenever I did get caught, I would just run away again. Did every type of drug and drank just to make friends and feel accepted. Dealt drugs, drag raced cars, would suffer physical and sexual abuse, suicide attempts, jail and total separation from God.
Today, I own a successful trucking company I run with my wife, Sue. By sharing and relating my story, provide statistics, information, resources and hope to runaways and the parents of... along with a story many can relate with one way or another, this void in my life continues to be filled and my life continues to get better.
'Memoirs of a Runaway' is a story about relationships and reconnecting. Enjoy the journey and please become a Facebook 'fan' of helping runaways... http://www.facebook.com/memoirsofarunaway