Jonathan Anthony Burkett

Life In The Valley By Jonathan Anthony Burkett

This is a story about my life as a young man going through many struggles. This account is how I remember the major events that took place: losing the one I loved the most in life, having my first mental breakdown in elementary school, being told “I wish you would’ve died” by the one I was told loved me more than my grandparents, and finding myself at the age of fourteen, sleeping on the streets, in cars, and in parks, with a broken heart and mind because of the life I was living.

While living with a brain disorder due to stress and anxiety that caused me to have seizures and hallucinations, my continuous questions were: “Will I ever be given love? Will I truly ever be loved by another in this lifetime of mine, other than by my grandmother and grandfather? Was I even destined to be?”

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Jonathan Anthony Burkett Acknowledgments
I first give thanks to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and my Father God, for being right here by my side, day and night, taking me through all my troubled times and hard struggles to the life I now live. I give thanks for my angel who’s been watching over me, who was sent from heaven by my Lord and Savior. Thanks to my Father God for giving me such loving and kind grandparents, brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins in Jamaica.
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