Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Jackie

Well, just an update on Jackie's situation:

She returned back to WINR's when she was released from the hospital. She was met by the director of the program who began to complain to Jackie that her diabetes was a burden to the program. (Side note: Jackie asked about this when she originally applied to this program.) In the meantime, no one from staff has ever A) taken her to the hospital B) called her at the hospital to make sure she was ok nor C) visited her. The woman who was saying this to Jackie didn't even know Jackie's name or that she had diabetes before all of this!!! Then the woman told Jackie that there were rumors and suspicions that Jackie and this other girl (the lesbian) were becoming "intimate" and that she broke the rules by doing so. Jackie denied this vehemently (because it's NOT true) and they still told her that she had 2 choices: either start the program over from the beginning (she has 5 months in this program!!) or leave. Jackie told her that she absolutely wouldn't start the program over because she did NOTHING wrong. So, they told her to pack her things and leave immediately. And she did. I've spoken to her 3 times today. She was in tears because she really wanted that graduation under her belt. She wanted the satisfaction of knowing that she completed something. She wanted that acknowledgement of success. I felt so badly for her....still do.

So, in the meantime, she has decided to stay in AZ and look for her own place. She has safe friends to stay with for however long it takes. I just feel that she'll be fine...she WILL make it!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JACKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We love you!

1 comment:

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