I was born in Carrollton, Mississippi along with eight other siblings sharing a warm, loving and nurturing environment provided by my parents. These strong traditions and family principles stuck with me as I grew older.
As a pediatric nurse I encountered so many babies left for social service immediately after birth. My personal feelings and deep concern for the well-being and future of these children led me to a moment that would alter my life forever. In 1985 I decided to foster four medically fragile infants who had been prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol.
In 1989 I began my quest, I gave up my home and founded, the Dangerfield Institute of Urban Problems (diup), and became a licensed center under the Department of Children Service of Los Angeles. Even though I have retired, the agency is still doing great work with the help of my daughter. Over 34 years of servicing a community of Children that have been through some of the worst abuse, abandonment & neglect.
My Parents were together for 66 years and I could not imagine where I would be without the love, they showed me. Deep in my heart, I know these kids just need love, they deserved love.