Home Alone
I was left home alone a lot as a child.  My parents divorced when I Austin Eipp Headline 16was in elementary school.  My mom took my little brother and sister.  My older brother and I stayed with my dad.  Unfortunately, my dad worked all the time.  With my dad gone all the time, we had no rules.  We were never punished for anything.  I started getting in trouble in third grade.  I was sent to an alternative school.  I started smoking cigarettes in the fifth grade.
No Rules = A Vicious Cycle
By 16, I was in jail for drug charges.  I never had to follow rules before, and I wasn’t good at following rules in jail, so I was sent to prison.  After I’d served my time, I went right back to selling drugs and went right back to prison.  I was sentenced to nine years and six months.
When I was sent back to prison, my dad stepped in and tried to help.  He tried to get me into recovery facility called Royal Pines.  I didn’t know much about it at the time.  I didn’t really want to go, but I knew it would get me out of prison early.  The judge cleared me to come to Royal Pines.A Way Out
I was just looking for a way out of prison, but it ended up being the best thing for me.  It changed my life forever!  Since coming to Royal Pines, I have seen and experienced what God can do – I am ready to do what God has planned for me!

I’m so thankful for the opportunity to come to Royal Pines because it has truly been a
life-changing experience!

Thank you – Austin E