Anthony has moved out since this interview.  Back then he said, “I’ve been walking this path since September of last year. I just wanted a new start and that’s how I came to Toledo. I wanted to start from ground zero and go up. I tried to keep the peace within myself. With everything that’s going on it’s good to have friends here. My mother used to tell me tie a knot at the end of the rope and just hang on. We’ll get through this.”

If Anthony had the chance to go back in time to give himself advice he wishes he would have “stayed put”. When he says ‘stay put’ he means he might have persevered through some problems rather than looking for ways to exit the problem.

“I battle with myself. I feel like I am a seed in the dirt. It’s not too comfortable in the dirt. It can be pretty dark. But after a while I can sprout on up,” said Anthony.

During the interview Anthony was asked how Cherry Street has been in watering that seed and he responded, “it’s making me so much more appreciative and grateful for what he has for me. I’ve been through some rough periods. Hopefully I’ll be able to go on from here”.

He went on to say, “Everyday I wake up and I have my prayer as I watch the sunrise. I have my own church and I look forward to that moment in the day.”

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