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.
A Daily Routine
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.
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.
A Living Nightmare
Klynn's story is heartbreaking as no child in the world should live under these conditions, no matter what. Their childhood was deprived of them, years that could never be brought back. Those were precious years, that turned into a living nightmare.
She was willing to do whatever it took to provide for her siblings even if it meant stealing. Her two brothers meant the world to her, and she was all they had. One day, a police officer spotted her from a distance.
They Watched Her From a Distance
Instead of approaching her straight forward there and then, the officer began studying her behavior, watching her going in and out of her house, and followed her when she popped into the convenience store.
He was concerned. He was alerted by this dysfunctioning family, and by Klynn in particular. Something was going on behind those house walls and he was about to find out what.