My name is Aidalee. I am from Waukegan, IL and I’m 26 years old. I was raised in church and was taught at a young age about the Lord. I loved my church and did anything I could to be involved. Unfortunately, during this time I struggled with abuse at home. I started smoking marijuana at 14 to cope. When I was 19, I was diagnosed bipolar and I turned from God and started drinking, partying, and using hallucinogenic drugs. I was barely surviving and towards the end I lost all hope in myself. I cried out to the Lord for help. Adult Teen Challenge was my saving grace in 2020. I graduated and I’m now serving as an Emerging Leader Intern. I have hope in the Lord and joy for what’s to come! I will be attending bible school in the fall to follow my ministry calling.