“My mom was the person who taught me I have to take care of myself before others. Before when we didn’t have food, and then we got money I would make sure my siblings and my mom had what they wanted. But my mom told me I had to make sure I am okay first.
I am very good at thinking things through, what each option holds. I ask questions, and I am a responsible person. When I was 15, my mom passed away and they asked me what I wanted them to do. I thought it through, weighing all the costs, cremation made sense.”