"My brother Leon and sister Lois, Arney, both died prematurely from severe lead poisoning." Says Timmy Lee, of Minneapolis Minnesota. "I was injured too, and it took me almost forty years to recover."
With the help of several faith based charities, Timmy Lee finished his healing from a lifetime of illness brought about by severe exposure to lead fumes and dust as a child.
"Faith based shelters and Transitional housing, gave me a home for four years where I was able to complete my journey to restored health" Says Timmy Lee. "When I needed respite from my crisis, they were there to help. GAMC gave me free medical care when I couldn't walk, or go to work"
"Our father had a home business manufacturing cast lead fishing lures. When we were children, we were forced to work for years breathing lead fumes, and handling lead dust with our bare hands. The lead was melted, and poured into molds onto fishhooks inside our house. The molded jigs, were scraped clean with a jackknife. The lead dust was black, and got all over the hands of whomever cleaned them." He says.
"This lead to Toxic Encephalopathy, or severe brain impairment for five members of our family. Our father, and his second wife became brutal in their treatment of us, and I ran away from home when I was twelve.
During my life the only thing that I was talented at was music, drama, and sales. Failure followed me whenever I tried other things. I had an excruciating time trying to make a living with my disabilities getting in the way. Getting an education was impossible.
I spent thirty years searching for salvation from the poison in my body, and in time I was close to overcoming my illness.
Finally, I entered a two year faith based transitional housing program in 2008. With the help of several counselors, I was at last triumphant over my afflictions.
Now I am healthy, and I want to give something back to the society that saved me. It was because of the kindness of strangers, that I am well. I would like to tell the world about how America really does take care of it's own, and to publicize the good work being done to help the poor and unfortunate."
He wrote his autobiography, and in it he includes advice on ways that anyone can use to face tragedy like he did, and win out over it. With an incredible story to tell, he recounts year by year his sometimes heartbreaking journey. It ranges from childhood through middle age, where he succeeded in his recovery with the help of others.
"I am grateful for the housing and the medical care that I received from the people of America." Says Timmy Lee. " I am going to give it all back. Right now the governor of Minnesota is trying to cut GAMC from the states budget. I want to give testimony that we can do better than that for our people. If it wasn't for the caring people who run these programs, I would still be in a crisis"
"I offer my pledge to work for social justice by inspiring others in any way that I can." Says Timmy Lee. "I can volunteer and speak out publicly"
He wants to inspire others with his speaking and the performance of his original music including the song "The Survivor" (is my name). With the desire to help others through good works and public awareness, and in the hope of contributing to a better world, he presents his breathtaking story in his autobiography, THE DIARY OF TIMMY LEE: A True Story of Child Slavery in America.
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