Troy Evans grew up in the inner city streets of Grand Rapids, Michigan. When he was 9 years old–he faced one of the darkest days of his life. “One of the neighbors was taking the kids and, you know, doing, playing horse, I guess, would put everybody on his shoulders and walk them around the corner or whatever. And then shortly after he would bring them back and it was my turn and got on his shoulders and next thing I know I ended up in an abandoned garage. And that’s where I was molested.”

That day changed his life forever. “I started to display my anger, my frustration, and my confusion about who I was.”