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Power play

| AMI Kiwanis |

Author, speaker and agent for social change, Kevin Carroll offers a plethora of pithy and playful prose to ponder.

Story by Kevin Carroll

If I’ve learned one thing, it is this: Circumstances don’t have to dictate one’s destiny.

Here’s how I know. My parents chose their addiction over raising their three sons. The pinnacle moment of my parents’ neglect resulted in the three of us being “rescued” by a stranger, shuttled down to a Greyhound bus station in Bowling Green, Virginia, placed on a bus alone (ages 8, 6 and 3) and sent on a 200-plus mile, one-way fare to my grandparents’ house just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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