“…I am 19 years old and about to start college.

I am writing to tell you how much I enjoyed your story in Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul. It really inspired me. I’ve always had low self esteem and two years ago I was hospitalized for depression. Anyway, last October I applied for a summer job through the United Methodist Church. I totally forgot about it until April when they called and asked me to do an interview…I read your story and I just said yes…Now I’m considering a job in the ministry. So thank you. I don’t know if I would have done it without reading your story.”
Nicole (last name withheld by Fran)
Long Island, NY