My name is Allyson Bledsoe & I am 37 years old from Jackson, MS. I came from a very dysfunctional background in which both of my parents were addicts. My dad was murdered when I was a young girl & my mom abandoned me when I was 12 years old & left me with complete strangers, I never seen my mother again. This left me very broken. My mother died of a drug overdose & around that same time I began using & in turn made a lot of bad decisions which led me to prison with a 10-year sentence at the age of 20.