Why were the police patrolling the streets every day? Well, the neighborhood was full of crime and dangerous for anyone, let alone young children, to stroll down the streets. The police car passing daily, was her comforter.
Growing up in such an environment only strengthened Klynn and helped her later on in life to confront and address bigger issues that came her way. The police officer visiting her would soon be such an influence on her life, that it would have an impact for eternity.
A Mysterious Window Girl
Klynn used to wave at the police officer on a daily basis. She would wait patiently at the window, waiting for the flashing blue lights to arrive and as she spotted them in the distance, she became overwhelmed and excited.
Every day, at almost the same time, little Klynn Scales and the police officer would exchange hand waves and say hello. Not everything was pleasant in this neighborhood and there was a reason why the police had to patrol on a daily basis.
A Difficult Start
Klynn didn't have an easy childhood and Kansas City, Missouri in the 1990s wasn't the best place for kids to grow up in. To their neighbors and friends, Klynn seemed like any other nine-year-old girl, however, what went on on the other side of the walls, wasn't like any other.
She helped her mother raise her siblings, and she was more than just an older sister. Their father wasn't in the picture and the family was struggling.
Crime Was Everywhere
Klynn had to embrace reality, and acknowledge the fact that this was her home. She couldn't change the fact that crime was occurring, illegal incidents were ruling the streets and there was no way she could flee it.
Klynn was just nine years old, however, she had an understanding of life suited for someone twice her size. She was brave, she was courageous and she knew deep inside, that she had the power to change her fate.
Alone With Her Brothers
With her mother being at work for most hours of the day, Klynn was practically bringing up her two brothers. If there was no food in the house, she would courageously walk down the street to the nearest convenience store and get her brothers, something to eat.
The reality was cruel, and it became even crueler when little Klynn had no money to pay for the food and she had no choice but to steal. It was a matter of survival.