The Spirit of a Child
Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child he suffered unthinkable child abuse and emotional distress before being abandoned at an emergency psychiatric facility at age five. His 13 years in the foster care system reflected an early life of aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety and being wrongfully labeled. With amazing help from his foster parents and a great social worker, he has defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him. Clark knows firsthand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. He has turned his situation from a victim to a victor.